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Pap. Elephantine, excavation DAIK no. Reg. 17224 W

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Pap. Elephantine, excavation DAIK no. Reg. 17224 W
Publication Number P.Eleph. DAIK 1
Publication Status published

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 archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type papyrus
Dating between -241 and -240
Criteria for Dating for the date cf. BL VIII, p. 341.
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 22
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Extract of a court decision
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | administrative document
Summary of Content Extract from a court decision of the chrematistai Pausistratos and Lophios concerning two men being sent to works; one for representing illegally a woman as her kyrios.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok translation: Bagnall-Derow, no. 128
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as wife
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1γνώσεως μέρος τῆς γενο-
2μένης (ἔτους) ζ διὰ χρημα-
3τιστῶν Πασιστράτου Λοφίου
4ἐκ πάντων οὖν τούτων
5κρίνομεν Μουσαῖον ἀπα-
6χθῆναι εἰς τὰ ἔργα.
7ἀπαχθῆναι δὲ καὶ Νικίαν
8Νικάνορος Μακεδόνα εἰς τὰ
9ἔργα, ὃς οὐκ ἐστὶν ἐμφανὲς 1 l. ἐμφανὴς
10ἐπὶ τοῦ παρόντος, ὅτι
11ἐπεγράφη κύριος Βιοτῆς
12τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτῆς ζῶν-
13τος οὐ λαβὼν πρόσταγμα
14παρὰ τοῦ βασιλέως οὐδὲ
15παρὰ χρηματιστῶν
16ἀλλʼ εἰς ταῦτα ἐπιδοὺς
17ἑαυτὸν παρὰ τοὺς νόμους
18οἷς ἐστὶν πρόγραμμα
19παρʼ ὧν χρὴ γαμεῖν
20ἀνάγειν δὲ αὐτὸν τὸν
21βουλόμενον ἐπ’ Αἰνησί-

1 l. ἐμφανὴς
1Portion of a decision rendered
2in year 7 by the chrematistai
3Pausistratos and Lophios:
4On the basis of all of the above,
5we give judgement for Mousaios to be
6transported to the works,
7and also to be transported for Nikias,
8son of Nikanor, Macedonian, to the
9works, whose whereabouts are unknown
10at the moment, because
11he was recorded as the legal representative of Biote,
12even though her father is still alive,
13without having received an order
14from the king or
15from chrematistai,
16but putting himself forward
17for this purpose contrary to the laws
18which contain a royal proclamation
19concerning the requirements for marriage,
20and (we give judgement) that anyone
21who wishes is to bring him before
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
31275 man Ainesidemos Αἰνησίδημον Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
-241 BCE -240 BCE for the date cf. BL VIII, p. 341.;




DatasetID 309262
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 58497
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;I
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309262 (= Pap. Elephantine, excavation DAIK no. Reg. 17224 W), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.