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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 3
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
Finder (= First Purchaser) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type papyrus
Dating between -299 and -200
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation borken at top

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) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at top
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+14?
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title End of a Letter
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content End of a letter concerning a petition and violence.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text translation missing
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
x+1 -?- ̣ -?-
x+2 -?- Νικίαι χαίρειν -?-
x+3 -?- γράμμα π̣ -?-
x+4 -?- α τὴν ἔντευ-
x+5ξιν ἐνεκάλεσά σοι
x+6 -?- τ̣ε καὶ ὕβρεως σ̣οι̣
x+7πικαλῶ ἐὰν
x+8ἐπικαλέσω ἢ τὸ
x+9ἐπίτιμον δ -?-
x+11ἤτους 1 l. ἔτους δωδε-
x+12κάτου Ἁθὺρ
x+13τετράδι καὶ

1 l. ἔτους
x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
x+2--- to Nikias, greeting.
x+3--- letter? ---
x+4--- the petition (to the king)
x+5I have accused you
x+6of --- and of violence,
x+7I accuse, if?
x+8I accused or the
x+9the fine ---
x+11In the twelfth
x+12year, on Hathyr
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
31260 man Nikias, son of Nikanor Νικίαν Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
12 Hathyr 24 -299 BCE -200 BCE palaeographical dating;




DatasetID 309264
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 78215
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;III
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309264 (= Pap. Elephantine, excavation DAIK no. Reg. 17224 W), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.