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Artefact ID104
TM IDTM 85867
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic
Archive/DossierArchive, Dossier

P.KellisCopt. I 16 [P.Kellis V 16)

Fragmentarily preserved personal letter from Horion to Horos in Coptic (L) of ca. 46 lines on recto with Greek address on verso, loss in lower right makes it impossible to discern context details

Selection criteriaCoptic language
Date from355
Date to355
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, dossier connection (Horion letters)

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 9, deposit 3 east wall

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. I 16

Inv.-Nr. P51C

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. 145-147 & pl. 9.

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.

• Shisha-Halevy, Ariel. 2002. "An Emerging New Dialect of Coptic."  Orientalia NS 71: 302-303 (grammatical observation).

Matthias Müller, 2020
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2020, "Artefact ID 104", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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