|TM ID||TM 32948|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
SB XIV 11882: Fragmentary letter with a request for assistance.
A certain Dorotheos writes to his "lord and in all respects truly most beloved brother John". Although he is evidently in deep trouble and hopes that John will extricate him, the details (mention of a sum of twenty solidi) remain unclear.
Recto: text written along the fibres; verso: address (along the fibres) of which Choat corrects the reading and suggests that the same address as on the recto should probably be restored on the verso: "If this is the case, a considerable amount of the text on the front has been lost, perhaps half the height" (Choat 2017: 42, n. 142).
|Selection criteria||Mention of Christian individuals/communities, Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Christian onomastics|
Palaeography. The connection with the archive of Apa John (ca. 375-399) is unlikely (see Gonis 2008: 69).
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Acquired by Nahman - British Museum in June 1922.
Choat notes that "the papyrus was purchased more than 20 years after the core of the archive [of Apa John], in 1922, according to the University of Michigan Inventory of Papyri, I, p. 77" (Choat 2017: 42, n. 142).
Ann Arbor, Michigan University Library, P.Mich.inv. 1040