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Artefact ID180
TM IDTM 85893
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumTablet
Text contentDocumentary

P.KellisCopt. I 42 (P.Kellis V)

Fragmentary personal letter on a wooden board by a lady Louiapšai to her son Paulos in Coptic (L) complaining about a lack of mail by him to her; poor preservation of lower front and back side hampers estimation of loss

Selection criteria-
Date from370
Date to379
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, dossier connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 9, deposit 3

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. I 42

Inv. Nr. A/5/108 + 102

EAO 1866+1869

Current location unknown, due to registration number most probably SCA storage


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. 246-248 & pl. 34.

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, 17–72. Leiden & Boston: Brill.

• Shisha-Halevy, Ariel. 2002. "An Emerging New Dialect of Coptic." Orientalia NS 71: 307 (grammatical observations).

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 180", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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