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Artefact ID100
TM IDTM 85863
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.KellisCopt. I 12 [P.Kellis V 12]

Personal letter from Titoue to his son Shamoun in Coptic (L) of at least 24 lines (majorly on recto) on money matters with partly Greek address on verso and a Greek greeting.

Selection criteriaCoptic language
Date from355
Date to380
Dating criteria

Archaeological connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 2, room 2, deposit 2 north

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. I 12

Inv.-Nr. A/2/76+77

current location unknown, probably excavation or SCA store rooms


Editio princeps

• Gardner, Iain, Anthony Alcock, and Wolf-Peter Funk. 1999. Coptic Documentary Texts from Kellis I P. Kell. V (P. Kell. Copt. 10–52; O. Kell. Copt. 1–2), Dakhleh Oasis Project: Monograph 9. Oxford: Oxbow Books. 131-134 & pl. 5.

Additional bibliography

• Choat, Malcolm. 2006. Belief and Cult in Fourth-Century Papyri, Studia Antiqua Australiensia 1. Turnhout: Brepols.

• Choat, Malcolm. 2017. "Monastic Letters on Papyrus from Late Antique Egypt." In Writing and Communication in Early Egyptian Monasticism, edited by Malcolm Choat & Mariachiara Giorda, Texts and Studies in Eastern Christianity 9, 17–72. Leiden & Boston: Brill.

Matthias Müller, 2020
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2020, "Artefact ID 100", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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