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Pap. London, British Library Pap 1795

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Inventory Number Pap. London, British Library Pap 1795
Publication Number P.Lond. V 1734
Current Location London, British Library
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) R. de Rustafjaell
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Aswan / Syene
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1907 and
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Harold I. Bell
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Dating between 525 and 575
Criteria for Dating date according to the archive's composition
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at top

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (recto)
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at top, one fragment framed with the main document belongs to another contract of the Patermouthis archive, P. München 9
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, byzantine cursive, hand of Abraam, son of Dios
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 31
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title contract for sale
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | contract
Summary of Content Taeit sells for three solidi a living room (line 6) and her share of common property (lines 14-16) to a man whose identity is lost. A strip containing an endorsement on its verso was erroneously published by Bell as the protocol of this document, with which it was framed in the British Library, but which is actually the protocol of P. Munch. 9.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text The translation J. J. Farber in Pap.Eleph.Eng. (1996) D25 is based on a new arrangement of fragments, cf. p. 461 introd. and p. 463, but there is no text edition. I have arranged the text in the proposed order, keeping the old line no.s of Bell. One fragment (containing the protocol) is not transcribed here, since it belongs to P.Münch. 9.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as contractant
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
x-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
x+3 -?- λ̣ ̣ σου κ -?-
x+4 -?- καὶ τ̣ὴν τελεί̣αν τι̣μ̣ὴ̣ν̣ ἀπέσχον παρὰ σοῦ τοῦ ὠ̣νου-
x+5μένου διὰ χειρός σου εἰς χ̣εῖ̣ρ̣α̣ ἐ̣μ̣οῦ ἐξ οἴκου σου ἀριθμῷ καὶ σταθμῷ π̣λ̣ήρη καὶ
x+6βεβαιώσω σοι πάσῃ βεβαιώσει διὰ παντὸς ἀπὸ παντὸς̣ τ̣ο̣ῦ ἐπελευσομένου σοι
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
x+11ἢ ἀντιποιησομένου, τὸν δὲ ἐ̣πελευσόμενόν σοι ἢ ἀντιποιησόμενον ἐκστήσω
x+12καὶ καθαροποιήσω ἰδίοις μου ἀναλώμασι· πρὸς τῷ δέ σε ἀπεντ̣εῦθεν κυριεύειν καὶ
x+13δ̣εσ̣πόζε̣ιν τοῦ προ̣ειρ̣η̣μέ̣νου συμπο̣σίου κα̣ὶ̣ -?-
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
x+7κτᾶσθαι, χρᾶσθαι παντὶ ᾧ ἂν αἱρῇ τρόπῳ ἀκωλύτως τε καὶ ἀνεμποδίστως μηδένος
x+8ἄλλου προσώπου ἀνήκοντός μοι κατὰ γένος ἢ τέκνων ἢ ἐγγόνων δυνησομένου ἐπελεύ-
x+9σ̣ασ̣θ̣α̣ί̣ σ̣ο̣ι̣ ἐ̣νάγε̣ιν ἢ̣ ἐγ̣κ̣α̣λ̣ε̣ῖ̣ν ἢ δί̣α̣ι̣τ̣α̣ν̣ κινῆσαι κατὰ σοῦ ταύτης ἕνεκεν τῆς αἰτίας
x+10+14 -?- α(?)ἰ̣τ̣ίας ̣ ̣ ̣- 9 - ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣λ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ε̣ι̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣π̣α̣ρ̣ ̣ ̣λ̣- 22 - διὰ τὸ ἐμοὶ̣ οὕτ̣ω δ̣εδ̣ό̣χθαι
x+15κυρίως ἐχούσῃ πεπρακέναι σοι τὸ προγεγραμμένον συμπόσιον καὶ ἀπεσχηκέναι παρὰ σοῦ
x+16τὴν τούτου τιμὴν ἐν χρυσοῦ νομίσμασιν τρείσι 1 l. τρίσι καὶ ταύτην ἐκθέσθαι σοι τὴν πρᾶσιν
x+17πρὸς ἀσφάλειαν κυρίαν καὶ βεβαίαν μεθʼ ὑπογραφῆς τοῦ ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ ὑπογράφοντος καὶ τῶν
x+18ἑξῆς μαρτυρούντων καὶ ἐπερωτηθεῖσα κατὰ πρόσωπον ὡμολόγησα. δῆλον δὲ
x+19ὅτι καὶ τὸ αἱροῦν μοι μέρος ἀπὸ τῶν κοινωνιμαίων τόπων ἀπὸ θεμελείων 2 l. θεμελίων
x+20ἄχρι τοῦ ἀέρος καὶ οὕτως ἐπερωτηθεῖσα ὡμολόγησα. Αὐρηλία Ταειτ Δίου ακ̣?
x+21ἡ̣ π̣ρ̣ο̣κειμένη πέπρακα τὸ μέρος̣ μ̣ο̣υ τ̣ῆ̣ς̣ ο̣ἰ̣κ̣ί̣ας τ̣ῆ̣ς τιμῆς νομισμάτια
x+22τρία καὶ στοιχεῖ μοι πάντα τὰ ἐνγεγραμμένα ὡς πρόκειται.
x+23Φλαύιος Ἀβραὰμ Παύλου ἀγουστάλιος 3 l. αὐγουστάλ(ιος) λεγεῶνος Συήνης ἀξιωθεὶς
x+24ἔγρ̣αψ̣α ὑπὲρ αὐτς̣ γ̣ρ̣άμματ̣α̣ μὴ εἰδηε̣ίης 4 l. εἰδυίας. ☧
x+25Α̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ἐ̣λ̣άχιστος πρεσβύτερος ἐκκλυσίας 5 l. ἐκκλησίας Συήνης μαρτυρῶ.
x+26Πα̣σ̣μητ Τυράννου διάκονος ἐκκλησίας Συήνης μαρτυρῶ.
x+27Φλαύιος Εὐλ̣ό̣γι̣ο̣ς̣ Ἀ̣λ̣λ̣ά̣μ̣ω̣νος κ̣εντ̣υρ(ίων) λεγεῶνος Συήνης μαρτυρῶ.
x+28Φλαύιος Δῖος Παύλου στρατιώτης λεγεῶνος Συήνης μαρτυρῶ.
x+29 Φλαύιος Ἄπα Δῖος Μαρτίου στρατιώτης λεγεῶνος Συήνης μαρτυρῶ.
x+30Φλαύιος Ἰωάννης Ἀνθερ̣ΐου στρατιώτης λεγεωνη 6 l. λεγεῶνος Σήνης μαρτυρῶ.
x+31 ☧ διʼ ἐμοῦ Ἀβραὰμ Δίου ἐγράφη.

1 l. τρίσι
2 l. θεμελίων
3 l. αὐγουστάλ(ιος)
4 l. εἰδυίας
5 l. ἐκκλησίας
6 l. λεγεῶνος

x-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
x+3--- of you ---
x+4--- which set full price I have received in full from you, the purchaser,
x+5from your hand to my hand, from your cashbox, in number and weight complete. And
x+6will warrant to you the deed of sale with every warranty always against anyone who intends to bring suit against you
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x+11or contend about it. — him I shall drive out
x+12and cleanse the deed of sale at my own expense in order that you herefafter may control and
x+13own the said living room and ---
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x+7acquire and use in any way you choose, without let or hindrance. No
x+8other person belonging to me by family or my children or descendants shall be able to bring
x+9suit against you or bring action against you or sue you or initiate arbitration
x+10+14against you on account of this issue --- because it has thus been decided by me,
x+15being in control, to sell you the aforesaid living room, and I have received in full from you
x+16the price for this in gold, three solidi. And I have drawn up for you
x+17as your security this deed of sale, which is valid and warranted, with the signature of the one signing on my behalf and of the
x+18witnesses below. And having been questioned face to face, I have expressed acknowledgment. Clearly,
x+19this includes also the share belonging to me of the places in common from base
x+20to air. And thus having been questioned, I have expressed acknowledgment. (2nd hand) ☧ I, Aurelia Taeit daughter of Dios, actuarius,
x+21the aforementioned, have sold my share of the house at the price of
x+22three solidi, and everything written herein is satisfactory to me as aforementioned.
x+23I, Fl. Abraam son of Paulos, augustalis of the legion of Syene, having been asked,
x+24wrote on her behalf since she is not literate. ☧
x+25(3rd hand) † I, A . . . , most humble priest of the church of Syene, bear witness.
x+26 (4th hand) ☧ I, Pasmet, son of Tyrannos, deacon of the church of Syene, bear witness.
x+27(5th hand) ☧ I, Fl. Eulogios son of Allamon, centurion of the legion of Syene, bear witness.
x+28(6th hand) ☧ I, Fl. Dios son of Paulos, soldier of the legion of Syene, bear witness.
x+29(7th hand) I, Fl. Apa Dios son of Martios, soldier of the legion of Syene, bear witness.
x+30(8th hand) ☧ I, Fl. Ioannes son of Antherios, soldier of the legion of Syene, bear witness.
x+31(1st hand) ☧ Written by me, Abraam son of Dios.

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Places (read out from edition)
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  • Συήνης (places.xml#8)
  • Συήνης (places.xml#8)
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  • Συήνης (places.xml#8)
  • Συήνης (places.xml#8)
  • Σήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    33415 man A---, presbyteros Α…… () (not identified)



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    525 CE 575 CE Cf. BL VIII, S. 192.;



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    DatasetID 310335
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 36930
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.lond;5;1734
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310335 (= Pap. London, British Library Pap 1795), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.