Pap. Berlin P. 15515   (More information about the Object)
Publication No.
Modern Title Letter of the nome administation concerning distribution of emmer and its clearing
Summary Letter of the nome administation to the Chnoum temple on Elephantine. Arrangements concerning the distribution of emmer and its clearing. The sender should receive 5 artabas emmer per day for the fowl feeding. Request of issuance of receipts for emmer deliveries to the priests of Isis of Philae and of Haroeris.


x+1 (n-)ṯꜣy ḥsb.t 18 ı͗bd 2 pr.t
x+2 n sẖ he n bd n ḫy
x+3 pꜣ ı͗p nꜣ bd.w n ẖy st
x+4 ı͗r-rḫ pꜣ ḫpr bn-ı͗w=w rḫ
x+5 tm ḏı͗.t s r nꜣ wnm sre.w
x+6 nꜣ wnm ẖpn my wḏꜣ n=k
x+7 pꜣ sp r ı͗r pꜣy=w tš hb=w
x+8 n Pꜣ-wḏꜣ-mtw=s pꜣ sḥn pr-ꜥꜣ
x+9 r tm ḏı͗.t n=ṯn bd m-sꜣ bd 5
x+10 ẖr-hrw nꜣ bd.w r.ḏı͗=w (n) nꜣ wꜥb.w n ꜣs.t
x+11 Pr-(ı͗w-)rq ı͗rm (n) nꜣ wꜥb.w n Ḥr-wr
x+12 ı͗rm pꜣ sp bd
x+13 r.rḫ=w n=ṯn my ḏı͗=w
x+14 ı͗r=w ı͗w (n) pꜣ ssw pꜣy dwꜣ
x+15 bn-ı͗w=n wrr 1Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 54. r Yb
x+16 sẖ Nḫt.ṱ-mn sꜣ Sbk-ḥtp n ḥsb.t 18
x+17 ı͗bd 2 pr.t sw 18

1 Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 54.


x+1 from the 18th regnal year, [///]th Mecheir onwards
x+2 to note the freight costs of the measured emmer.
x+3 Concerning the reckoning of the measured amounts of emmer
x+4 one knows that
x+5 one will be bound to give it (scil. the emmer) for the [geese] feedings
x+6 and the duck feedings. Thus may remain for you
x+7 the rest(?) to pay their rates. [It] was sent
x+8 to Potemetous, the steward of Pharaoh,
x+9 not to give you any emmer exept 5 (artabas) emmer
x+10 daily. The amounts of emmer which were given (to) the wab priests of Isis
x+11 from Philae and (to) the wab priests of Haroeris,
x+12 together with the remaining emmer
x+13 which was awarded: It should be caused
x+14 to issue a receipt about it at the time of this morning(?). 1Translating according to Zauzich.
x+15 We will take ourselves immediately to Elephantine.
x+16 Written by Nechtminis, son of Sochotes, in the 18th regnal year,
x+17 18th of Mecheir.

1 Translating according to Zauzich.