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Oversize LJS 309 - Nakhtnebef, son of Pamerour - Nakhtnebef collateral letter
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Nakhtnebef, son of Pamerour.
Nakhtnebef collateral letter, 201 or 200 B.C.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : papyrus ; 255 x 96 mm.
Demotic, with a subscription in Greek.
Guarantee by Nakhtnebef, son of Pamerour of Memphis, to Hor, son of Padiousir the brewer, that he will pay back the value of one-fifth of the brewery in Meidum (40 deben or 200 staters) within two days if called upon, pledging his house and possessions as collateral. Written in 25 lines of Demotic script on papyrus with signatures of five witnesses, including Padikhonsou, son of Amon; Padiousir, son of Semataouy; and Guédjadja, son of Nechthnibis. Dated in the month of Athyr in regnal year 5 of Pharaoh Ptolemy V (11 December 201 to 9 January 200 B.C.). In 2 faded lines of Greek added at the bottom in regnal year 6, Nechthnibis guarantees one fifth for 800 drachmas.
Formerly owned by Roger Lambert; sold by Lambert to Louis Leconte (P. Dém. 1).
Appears in the joint catalog of Antiquariaat Forum and Les Enluminures for the 20th Congress of the International Association of Bibliophiles (1997), no. 1.
Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 22 June 1999, lot 57.
Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Related names:
Hor, son of Padiousir, recipient.
Lambert, Roger, 1907-, former owner.
Leconte, Louis, former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
Beer - Egypt.
Brewing - Early works to 1800.
Loans - Egypt.
Form / Genre:
Financial records.
Legal documents.
Manuscripts, Digital.
Egyptian language - Papyri, Demotic.
Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 146 (LJS 309).
Publications of or about this material:
Published with a transcription and French translation by Devauchelle, Didier. Un cautionnement démotique: P. Dém. Leconte 1. In Revue d'égyptologie, 30 (1978), p. 67-73.
Description and proposed French translation of Greek subscription by Bonneau, Danielle. Souscription grecque du P. Dém. Leconte 1. In Revue d'égyptologie, 30 (1978), p. 74-77.
Cite as:
UPenn Oversize LJS 309
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Oversize LJS 309

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Egyptian
Genre: Egyptian language
Genre: Financial records
Genre: Legal documents
Genre: Manuscripts, Digital
Genre: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)
Subject: Beer
Subject: Brewing
Subject: Loans
Geography: Egypt
Author: Nakhtnebef, son of Pamerour
Related names: Hor, son of Padiousir, recipient
Related names: Lambert, Roger, 1907-, former owner
Related names: Leconte, Louis, former owner
Related names: Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner