Pap. Berlin P. 23668   (More information about the Object)
Publication No.
Modern Title letter requesting the sending of craftsmen to Philae
Summary Letter of Pachnumis, son of Horos (lesonis of Isis of Philae), with an request on sending craftsmen to Philae and posisbly a palm sapling.


1 ı͗w=w r šm ı͗.ı͗r ꜣs.t n ḥsb.t 7 ı͗bd 1 pr.t sw
2 dy r ḏı͗.t ı͗w=f r-ꜥ.wy=f my
3ḥn=w s ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr pꜣ mr-šn (r-)dbꜣ Ḏḥwtı͗-mꜣꜥ sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Bꜣst.t pꜣ ḥm-ḥtt ı͗rm pꜣ ky ḥm nty ı͗rm=f r ḏı͗.t ı͗w=w r-ḥry mtw=w ı͗r tꜣ wp(.t) nty-ı͗w=w wḫꜣ=s n hrw 5 mtw=w ḥn=s (r-)dbꜣ Pa-I͗mn
4pꜣ (r.)qd r ḏı͗.t ı͗w=f r-ḥry r ḏı͗.t wꜥb pꜣ šnꜥ ḏd n=y Ḥr-sꜣ-ꜣs.t sꜣ Pa-ḥe pꜣy ı͗rı͗-ꜥꜣ ṯꜣy=y wꜥ ṯk? ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr pꜣ mr-šn ꜥnḫ ꜣs.t bw-ı͗r-rḫ=y s (r-)dbꜣ.ṱ=f bn-pw=w ḏd n=y md(.t) mtw=s
5m-sꜣ ḫrw pꜣy ı͗ry-ꜥꜣ wn-nꜣ.w ḏd=y s n Pa-Ḥr sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-ꜥnqy pꜣ ꜥ(ꜣ) n 1000 (r-)dbꜣ ḏı͗.t ı͗w=f ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr=k (r-)dbꜣ rdm(.t) ẖr-b 1 ı͗w=w wḫꜣ=(s) ḏı͗ mtw=w ḏı͗.t n=f tꜣy=f šb(.t) ı͗.ı͗r rdm(.t) pḥ
6ı͗w=f ḫpr ı͗w=w r ḏı͗.t n=f pꜣ ẖr-b rdm(.t) r.ı͗w=y ḏı͗.t ı͗w=f ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr pꜣ mr-šn n pꜣ-hrw ı͗w=f ḫpr ı͗w wn md(.t) ı͗w=w wḫꜣ=s dy my ḥn=w s mtw=w hb n=y n.ı͗m=s sẖ Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Ḥr
vso 1n ḥsb.t 7 ı͗bd 1 pr.t sw 8


1[///] They will go to Isis in the 7th regnal year, [///]of Tybi.
2[///] here, to cause him his expense. May
3it be ordered by the lesonis concerning Thotomous, son of Petobastis, the sail maker 1Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 54 for the reating variant „mast(?) maker“., and concerning the other craftsman being with him to cause them to come up. Moreover, the required work shall be made within 5 days. And it should be ordered concerning Pamounis,
4the master builder, to cause him to come up for cleaning the magazine. Thus has Harsiesis, son of Paes, this pastophor, spoken to me: ‘I have brought a letter to the lesonis.’ By Isis! I do not know anything about him. Nothing was said to me concerning this
5except for the statement of this pastophor. I have spoken to Payris, son of Petanoukis, the “great-of-the thousands” 2The tempus according to Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 54., to cause him to come to you because of a palm tiller(?) required here. His replacement should be given to him, as soon as (the) palm tree arrives.
6When the palm tiller(?) will be given to him, I will send him 3i. e. Payris. to the lesonis on the very same time. If it happens that here is something which one will desire: One may order to send to me concerning it! Written by Pachnoumis, son of Horos,
vso 1in the 7th regnal year, 8th of Tybi.

1 Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 54 for the reating variant „mast(?) maker“.
2 The tempus according to Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 54.
3 i. e. Payris.