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Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 16.617v+r

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Inventory Number Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 16.617v+r
Publication Number P.Brook. 17
Current Location New York, Brooklyn Museum
Comments on Inventory Bequest of Miss Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour.
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details purchased in Aswan for 8 piasters
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery find or purchase
Certainty: high
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 12 1 1882 and
Finder (= First Purchaser) Wilbour, Charles Edwin
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt unknown
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Wilbour, Charles Edwin
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Dating between 200 and 299
Criteria for Dating date on recto
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken at bottom

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object verso/recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (verso)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 13 1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title letter of Serenus to his brother Cerealis
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Letter of Serenus to Cerealis on business matters, dates, jars, and other commodities
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σερῆνος Κερεαλίῳ ἀδελφῷ χαίρειν.
2πρὸ μὲν πάντων σε ἀσπάζομαι μετὰ τῶν
3ἀβασκάντων σου τέκνω̣ν καὶ τ̣ῆς συμ-
4βίου. κόμισον διὰ τω 1 l. τοῦ ναδιδόντο̣ς τὰ γράμ-
5ματα τὰ δοθέντα Ἀμμωνί φοιν̣ίκια καὶ
6τὰ εὑρεθέντα νῦν ἑξάχοα ἕξ καλοῦ δίγμα-
7τος 2 l. δείγμα|τος ἐπιγραφὴν ἔχων 3 l. ἔχοντα εἰς ὄν̣ομά μου, πεντάδια̣
8διὰ Ὡρίωνος πέντε , κοκούμια δέκα , μαγίδες 4 l. μαγίδας
9πέντε . παρ̣ακαλῶ σε, περιποίησον τὰ ὑποκά-
10τω τοῦ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣η̣σ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣μ ̣ ̣ ̣ς̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ἀπὸ
11τῆς ̣ω̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣σα -ca.?-
12 -ca.?- σε -ca.?-
13περὶ ὧν χρήζ̣εις -ca.?-

1 l. τοῦ
2 l. δείγμα|τος
3 l. ἔχοντα
4 l. μαγίδας
Κερεαλίῳ ἀδελφῷ -ca.?-

1Serenus to Cerealius his brother, greetings.
2First of all I embrace you together with your
3children (may the evil eye not touch them) and your
4wife. Send by the man who brings the letter
5the dates that were given to Ammonios and
6the six-chous measures of good quality which we have now found,
7addressed in my name;
8and by Horion send five pentadia, ten kettles and five
9kneading-troughs. Please, secure the ---
10underneath ---
13about what you need ---
1To his brother Cerealius ---
Reserved Copyright
Brooklyn 16.617v_S2_00
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
38975 man Ammonios (third party) Ἀμμωνίῳ Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
200 CE 299 CE after date on recto (214-217 CE);



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Brooklyn 16.617v_S2_00
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DatasetID 318274
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 30803
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.brook;;17
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 318274 (= Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 16.617v+r), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.