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Artefact ID105
TM IDTM 85868
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
Archive/DossierArchive, Dossier

P.KellisCopt. I 17 [P.Kellis V 17]

Fragmentary personal letter from Horion to Hor(os?) in Coptic (dialect L) on both side (53 lines), Address traces only

Selection criteriaCoptic language
Date from355
Date to355
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, dossier connection (Horion letters)

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

(Unknown: label lost in storage) + House 3, room 11, deposit 2+5

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. I 17

Inv.-Nr. Unnumbered 1+P92.17+P92.26

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. 148-151 & pl. 10.

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 105", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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