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Artefact ID106
TM IDTM 85869
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic
Archive/DossierArchive, Dossier

P.KellisCopt. I 18 [P.Kellis V 18]

Fragmentarily preserved personal letter from Horion to the lady Tehat and a man called Hatre (both styled as brethren) in Coptic (L) giving instructions about some garment of ca. 25 lines on recto with Greek address on verso, loss in lower part

Selection criteriaCoptic language
Date from355
Date to355
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, dossier connection (Horion letters)

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 10, deposit 3

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. I 18

Inv.-Nr. P17Zi (new frame) + P17Q/X/BB/CC/P

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. 152-154 & pl. 11.

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 106", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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