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Artefact ID112
TM IDTM 85875
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

P.KellisCopt. I 24 [P.Kellis V 24]

Fragmentary personal letter from Makarios to Maria comlaining about a moth-ridden cushion, her neglect to send a letter with somebody coming his way, mentions a teacher and that some brothers recently came from Alexandria, further mention of a book, finally asking to send some commodities plus greetings, 53 lines in Coptic (L) incl. Greek formulae on both sides and Greek address on verso

Selection criteriaMention of Christian individuals/communities, Coptic language
Date from350
Date to360
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, dossier connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 6, deposit 3 + deposit 4 south-east corner, est wall + room 3, deposit 3

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. I 24

Inv.-Nr. P82C+P59A/59F/77B/78C/78D/81D/85D/85F/85Fi/93D

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. 182-186 & pl. 16 (and page opposite).

Additional bibliography

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

Matthias Müller, 2020
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2020, "Artefact ID 112", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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