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Pap. Berlin P. P 11307

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. P 11307
Publication Number BGU VI 1247
Current Location magazine
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) Zucker, Friedrich (excavation director)
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Qena
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution bought in antiquities trade
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Zucker, Friedrich (excavation director)
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Dating between -137 and
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation margins preserved, inside the sheet fragments lost

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) margins preserved, from inside the sheet are some fragments lost, and along the folding lines wormeaten
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 25
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Petition to the strategos
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | hypomnema
Summary of Content Petition (hypomnema) to the strategos Santobithys concerning the assault of the soldier Neoptolemos, son of Neoptolemos against Esoroeris, son of Petosiris.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text English translation after J.J. Farber in Porten et. al., Pap.Eleph..Eng. D 8 text noch nicht ganz schlüssig, Übersetzung
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σαν̣τοβίθυι̣ ἀρχισωματοφύλακι καὶ στρατηγῶι
2παρὰ Ἐσο̣ρ̣οή̣ρι̣ος τοῦ Πετοσείριος τῆς ἐπιγονῆς.
3ἀδικοῦμαι ὑπ Νεοπτολέμου τοῦ Νεοπτολέμου,
4οὗ τ̣ὴν πατρίδα ἀγνοῶ, τὸ τεταγμένον ἔχοντος
5ἐν Συ̣ήνηι στρατιωτῶν. ὑπαρχούσης μοι οἰκίας ἐν̣τὸς
6το ἐν Συήνηι φρουρίου καὶ α̣ὐτοῦ ὄντος σταθμού̣χου
7ἐν μὲν̣ τοῖς ἔμπροσθεν χρόνοις ὄντος μου αὐτῶι
8ἀνεγκλήτου, νυνὶ δὲ ἐν τι Μεχεὶρ μηνὶ τοῦ λγ (ἔτους)
9ἀντιλογίαν μοι συστησαμένου ἐξεπίτηδες
10ἕω̣ς̣ μὲν ἐλοιδόρει με πολλὰ καὶ̣ ἀσχήμονα, ἀνομί̣αι
11δέ τινι χρησάμενος διέκοψεν τὰ ἐφύπερα τοῦ
12ἄνω οἴκου ὥστʼ ἄν κονιαρτοσθαί 1l. κονιορτοῦσθαί με διὰ παντός.
13οὐκ ἀρκεσθεὶς δʼ ἐπὶ τούτοις χρησάμενος τῆι περὶ
14αὐτὸν̣ μοχθηρᾶι ἀ̣γωγῆι ἐπιλαβόμενός μου ἐν τῇ
15αὐλῆι ἔ̣τυ̣πτόν μ̣ε πληγαῖς πλείοσι εἰς ὃ τύχοι
16μέρος τ̣οῦ σώματός μου, παρόντων τινῶν τ̣ῶ̣ν̣ ἐ̣ν̣ 2ed. ̣ ̣κ̣α̣
17- ca.12 -η̣ν̣. 3perhaps: Ἐ[λέφαντίνη ] ̣[ω]ν ἐπεὶ δὲ̣ κ̣αὶ̣ διὰ ταύτην τὴν
18αἰτίαν κεχώρι̣σμαι εἰς τὸνμ̣βίτην εἰ̣ς ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
19- ca.13 -και̣λ̣ -?-
20 ̣- ca.15 - ὑ̣β̣ρί̣ζ̣ει ἐ̣μὲ παρὰ̣ τὸ καθῆκον̣.
21ἐπ̣εὶ δὲ παραγέγονας ἐπὶ τοὺς τόπους 4corr. ex υοπους βοηθὸς γινόμενος
22τ̣ῶι - ca.9 - ἀδικουμένῳ ἀξιῶ ἐὰν φαίνηται
23ἐπ̣- ca.10 - ἡμᾶς, ὅπως ἐκ τῆς̣ γενομένης ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
24ἐπ̣- ca.10 - ἐπισκέψεω̣ς τύχω τῶν δικαίων.

1 l. κονιορτοῦσθαί
2 ed. ̣ ̣κ̣α̣
3 perhaps: Ἐ[λέφαντίνη ] ̣[ω]ν
4 corr. ex υοπους
1To Santobithys, chief bodyguard and strategos,
2from Esoroeris son of Petoseiris, descendant.
3I am wronged by Neoptolemos son of Neoptolemos,
4whose fatherland I do not know, one of the soldiers posted
5at Syene. A house belongs to me in
6the fortress of Syene and he is billeted there.
7Although before this time I was
8unreproached by him, now in the month of Mecheir of year 33,
9having contrived an argument with me deliberately,
10for a time he was reviling me very shamefully, but then,
11going beyond the law, he broke apart the ceiling of the
12dwelling above so that I would always be spattered with dust.
13Not content with that, using the
14villainous behavior typical of him, seizing me in the
15courtyard, they were beating me with numerous blows to every
16part of my body in the presence of some of those in ---
17---. And because on account of this
18issue, I have moved? to the Ombite (nome) to [---]
19[---] and [---]
20[---] he insults/violates me against the good order.
21But because you have [come] to the area as a help
22to the one who has been wronged, I request, if you please,
23[---] us, that from the [---
24[---] investigation I may obtain what is right.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνη (places.xml#8)
  • ι (places.xml#8)
  • Ὀ (places.xml#36)
  • μ̣βίτην (places.xml#36)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    25915 man Esoroeris, (son of Petosiris +194784) Ἐσοροήρει Πετοσείριος pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios VIII Euergetes II 33 Mecheir -137 February 24 BCE March 24 date in text;




    DatasetID 310421
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 4538
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1247
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310421 (= Pap. Berlin P. P 11307), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.