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Pap. Tokyo, Suzuki Collection of Tokai University d 37

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Inventory Number Pap. Tokyo, Suzuki Collection of Tokai University d 37
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
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 (unknown)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Lateral parts and lower part broken off in undetermined extent.

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) All line beginnings and endings broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Text with broad upper margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12+y 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title letter with unclear content
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Letter of [///]apis, son of Lilos, with unclear content due the the fragmentary condition. Mention of the scribe of the temple, offices, request on the health of persons from the household of the addressee.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures

1 Ḥp sꜣ Lly pꜣ nty ḏd
2 n Pr-Ḏd šꜥ
3 sẖ ḥ.t-nṯr pꜣy=f wt(?) dy(?)
4 ı͗rm nꜣ nṯr.w nty ḥtp ı͗rm=f r ḏı͗.t
5 wḏꜣ=k r ı͗ꜣw.t
6 rmṯ nb nty ı͗y r w
7 r pꜣ wḏꜣ nꜣy=w pꜣy=k ꜥ.qy
1 =f wy
2 l=w s
3 =s n šwe ḏı͗͗(?)
4 r bn-ı͗w=y
5 ḫr ḏı͗ mnḫ
6 bw-ı͗r=f
7 pꜣy=s ı͗ḥy bk
8 twt=s
9 n-ḏr.t=k
10 ı͗r n=y šms(?)
11 bn-pw=w ı͗n-qty=k
12 nꜣy ı͗r n=y ky

1[///] apis, son of Lilos, is the one who speaks to [///]
2[///] ..?..in Mendes(??) until [///]
3[///] scribe of the temple ..?..his ..?.. here(?) ..?..[///]
4[///] with the gods, who dwell with him to cause [///]
5[///] bring pure with regard to the office/documents ..?.. [///]
6[///] any [man] who comes to ..?.. [///]
7[///] about the health of the ones in your house ..?.. [///]
1[///] ..?.. he to be far ..?.. [///]
2[///] ..?.. they ..?.. [///]
3[///] she/it as worth(?). Cause [///]
4[///] ..?.. while I will not say ..?.. [///]
5[///] ..?.. to cause to be excellent [///]
6[///] he does not ..?.. [///]
7[///] her property ..?.. work(?) [///]
8[///] she collects ..?.. [///]
9[///] in your hand ..?.. [///]
10[///] make for me a following(?) ..?.. [///]
11[///]..?.. they did not sleep ..?.. [///]
12[///] are these. Another made for me [///]
Places (read out from edition)
  • Pr-Ḏd (places.xml#s182)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    32980 man [///]apis, son of Lilos [///]Ḥp sꜣ Lly pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaic dynasty -332 BCE -30 BCE Dating by palaeography.;




    DatasetID 316932
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author Jan Moje; Emil Joubert (bibliography)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 316932 (= Pap. Tokyo, Suzuki Collection of Tokai University d 37), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje; Emil Joubert (bibliography).