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Pap. London, British Library Pap 1804

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Inventory Number Pap. London, British Library Pap 1804
Publication Number P.Lond. V 1846 descr.
Current Location London, British Library
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status partly 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 purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) de Rustafjaell, Robert
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 500 and 599
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at all sides

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Text-Localization, Addendum Verso is blank, hence no doubt a roll.
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Seven fragments of an account. No complete line is preserved.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Coptic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Coptic
Comments on Handwriting A clear upright cursive hand of medium size.
  recto verso
Quantity of Columns 2


Text Content

Modern Title Fragments of an account
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content From the remains it seems likely that the account was a list of articles pawned.
Location of Composition Dios Polis (Thebes East) Upper Egypt, 4th nome Egypt (Certainty: low)
Comments on Text no transcript
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Religion unknown
Religion, further Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
550 CE 599 CE palaeographical dating;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 310444
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 36962
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.lond;5;1846
Author Andrea Hasznos, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310444 (= Pap. London, British Library Pap 1804), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos, Ruth Duttenhöfer.