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Artefact ID182
TM IDTM 85895
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

P.KellisCopt. I 44 (P.Kellis V) [SB Kopt. III 1374]

Business account, maybe of a woman (assumed to be Tehat of P.KellisCopt. 43), in Coptic (L) on small scale textile business and unspecified payments for unspecified work down plus additional entries probably to household or commercial nature (shop?); traces of palimpsest

Selection criteria-
Date from355
Date to359
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, possible dossier connection, dialect

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 6, deposit 4 South wall

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. I 44

Inv. Nr. P80B + P92A

Current location unknown, probably excavation or 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. 253-259 & pl. 36.

Additional Bibliography

• Alcock, Anthony, and Iain Gardner. 1999. "The Coptic Economic Texts from Kellis (Dakhleh Oasis)." In Ägypten und Nubien in spätatiker und christlicher Zeit. Akten des 6. Internationalen Koptologenkongresses. Münster, 20.-26. Juli 1996, Band 2. Schrifttum, Sprache und Gedankenwelt, edited by Stephen Emmel, Martin Krause, Siegfried G. Richter and Sofia Schaten, 231–240. Wiesbaden: Reichert.

• 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.

• Hasitzka, Monika. 2006. Koptisches Sammelbuch III, Mitteilungen aus der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Papyrus Erzherzog Rainer) NS XXIII/3, 57-58 #1374. München & Leipzig: K. G. Saur.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 182", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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