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Artefact ID199
TM IDTM 85897
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumTablet
Text contentDocumentary

P.KellisCopt. I 46 (P.Kellis V)

Business document in Coptic (L) on a wooden board noting down debts via names and commodities given to or received by them, sometimes with wages for work done; broken in two, two holes had been drilled to the board prior to present text

Selection criteria-
Date from355
Date to360
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, possible connection with Makarios dossier

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 6, deposit 4

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. I 46

Inv. Nr. A/5/218

EAO Nr. 1878

Current location unknown, due to registration number 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. 261-263 & pl. 38.

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: 308.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 199", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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