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Artefact ID121
TM IDTM 85884
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

P.KellisCopt. I 33 [P.Kellis V 33]

Fragmentary personal letter with partly preserved address, asking to be informed whether the little one has finished the gospel, … someone is to read επαγγελιαι (PL) (or αγγελια SG?, but cf. P.KellisCopt. I 19.15), afterwards details about weaving with the promise to come if needed, at least 34 lines in Coptic (L) and greeting formula in Greek on recto

Selection criteriaChristian terms/formulas/concepts, Coptic language
Date from355
Date to365
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, Manichean context, dossier connection (Makarios family letters)

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 9, deposit 3

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. I 33

Inv.-Nr. P52C/ii+P56C

current location unknown, probably excavation or SCA store rooms


Editio princeps

• Gardner, Iain, Alcock, Anthony & Funk, Wolf-Peter. 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, 217–20 & pl. 25.

Additional bibliography

• Choat, Malcolm. 2006. Belief and Cult in Fourth-Century Papyri, Studia Antiqua Australiensia 1. Turnhout: Brepols, 182.

• Gardner, Iain, Anthony Alcock, and Wolf-Peter Funk. 2014. Coptic Documentary Texts from Kellis II P. Kell. VII (P. Kell. Copt. 57–131), Dakhleh Oasis Project: Monograph 16. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 344 (correction to line 9–10).

Matthias Müller, 2020
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2020, "Artefact ID 121", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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