|TM ID||TM 32812|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
SB X 10522: fragmentary letter from a monk.
The first part of the letter is lost so that we don't know the identity of the recipient but the address on the back of the letter indicates that the letter was written by a certain Andreas, probably a monk. He mentions the "very virtuous and distinguished brother Biktor" and thanks the addressee for having recommended "the little one" so that he could go to Alexandria to study, and asks for more support. The final greetings are addressed to "your holiness" and to "our most pious father Apa Iohannes", also from "everyone in your holy monastery".
Text written across the fibres on the recto (transversa charta). Final staurogram. Address on the verso.
|Selection criteria||Mention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Mention of Christian individuals/communities, Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Christian symbols/gestures/isopsephy|
Dated to 4th – 6th c. (?) in ed. pr. Format, use of staurogram and palaeography point to 5th c., possibly end of 4th c.
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Part of a lot bought in Cairo in 1909-1910, of which all seem to come from Antinoe (Remondon 1947: 3).
Paris, Sorbonne, Institut de Papyrologie, inv. Sorb. 2308 (EPHE, fonds Weill, série I, grec n° 5 (=W n° 16) + grec n° 3 (=W n° 13).