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Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.12

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Inventory Number Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.12
Publication Number TAD B.6.1; Kraeling 14

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery excavation or purchase
Finder (= First Purchaser) Wilbour, Charles Edwin
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type papyrus

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6+x+3


Text Content

Modern Title Beginning of a Document of Wifehood
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Text Types
  • documentary | marriage contract
Summary of Content Beginning of a document of wifehood of an unkown member of Iddin-Nabu's detatchment.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene Lower Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Kraeling (p. 296) debated the possibility of reading "10" as the first number in the date. The surviving right side of the stroke is high on the line and contains a rounded ductus. It is, almost certainly, the edge of a "10" stroke. What these means for the recalculation of the date is yet to be determined.
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man Woman
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ב 𐡘𐡘𐡘 𐡘𐡘𐡘 𐡘𐡘 לאיר הו יומ 𐡜 לתעבי שנת ... מלכא (אדנ) אמר ... בר ....
2ארמי זי יב בירתא לדגל אדננבו לל... בר ...
3לאמר אנה אתית עליכ בביתכ ושאלת מנכ ל... ...כ לאנתו ויהבתה לי הי אנתתי
4ואנה בעלה מנ יומא זנה עד עלמ ויהבת לכ מהר ... כספ כרש 𐡘 באבני
5מלכא כספ ר 𐡘𐡘 לכרש 𐡘 ...
6כספ כרש # ...
7... חטיב
8צבע (ידינ) פשכ 𐡘 לפמ 𐡘 שוה כספ כרש 𐡘 ◦[...]
9... חטיב צבע ידינ ...
1On the [8]th of Iyyar, (that) is day 20 of Tybi, year [# RN the king. (Then) said PN son PN,]
2an Aramean of Fort Elephantine belonging to the degal-unit of ˀIddinnabû, to [◦◦]L[... son of ...]
3saying: I have come to you (m.s.) in your (m.s.) house and ⸢as⸣[ked of you for (title) PN your (m.s.) (relation) for wifehood, and you gave her to me. She is my wife,]
4and I am her husband, from this day until eterni[ty. And I gave you (m.s.) a mohar ... silver, 1 karš according to the stones of]
5the king, silver(-rate): 2 q(uarters to [1] kar[š ...]
6silver, [#] ka[rš ...]
7[... striped (garment), ]
8[hand-dyed/embroidered,] 1 [pšk-handbreadth] (whereby) 1 edge(-measurement) equals (in) silv[er] 1 [ka]rš ◦[...]
9[... stri]ped (garment), han[d]-dyed/embroid[ered ...]
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
3710 man Iddinnabu אדננבו Aramaic, Imperial



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
-446 BCE For the term of Iddin-Nabu, see Porten, Archives, pp. 30-31.;



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DatasetID 308119
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 89486
Author James D. Moore, Verena Lepper
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 308119 (= Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.12), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Verena Lepper.