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  • Description

    Papyrus written with black ink with demotic legal text: 10 ll. on recto, list of 12 witnesses on verso. Dated day 2(?), month of Thoth of Ptolemy Philometor.
    Thompson's MS Catalogue: "Lease of land for the harvest months by Amenhotep son of Hor to ... Scribe. Amenhotep son of Twot".

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 177BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 71.2 centimetres (frame)
    • Width: 38.2 centimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

        recto and verso
  • Curator's comments

    Publ. Reich, u.s. p.77 pl. XV.XVI.XVIII.

    Martin C.J., Ptolemaic Demotic land leases, in J.G. Keenan, J.G. Manning, U. Yiftach-Firanko (eds.), Law and Legal Practice in Egypt from Alexander to the Arab Conquest. A selection of Papyrological Sources in Translation, with Introductions and Commentary. Cambridge, 2014, p. 355-58.
    Felber, H., Demotische Ackerpachtverträge (ÄA 58). Wiesbaden, 1997, p. 7-15, 99, 111, 120-1, 215.

    Cf. entry in - DAHT.


  • Bibliography

    • Trismegistos 43339 ( bibliographic details
    • Felber 1997 7-15 bibliographic details
    • Reich 1914 p.77-82, pl.15-6, 18 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: fractured, loose Black ink Red ink Backed: membrane Inlaid: brown paper Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: leather (deteriorated), 3m scotch magic tape 810 Object Priority: B Mount Priority: B Overall Condition: D Curatorial condition comment: fair

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • BS.10230 (Birch Slip Number)
    • Butler 529 (Thompson's MS Catalogue: "Butler 529 ? sale of Salt 1244 (D)")
    • P.Ackerpacht. 10230
    • P.Brit.Mus.Reich 10230
Papyrus; Demotic legal text recto; list of twelve witnesses verso.


Papyrus; Demotic legal text recto; list of twelve witnesses verso.

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