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Artefact ID208
TM IDTM 33623
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.Amh. II 143: Greek private letter, with verso reused for an account (?) in Coptic.

Plution, an agent or caretaker at a farm, informs his superior about agricultural matters, mentioning one Isak, and begging him to come the next day.

Recto: Greek text written along the fibres. Verso: 5 lines of Coptic in a large hand, apparently an account (unpublished), along the fibres.

Selection criteriaChristian onomastics, Coptic language
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria

Palaeography (Greek text)

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

New York, Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Manuscript Amh. Gr. Pap. 143.


Editio princeps

•  Grenfell, Bernard P. and Arthur S. Hunt. 1901. The Amherst papyri, Being an account of the Greek papyri in the collection of Lord Amherst of Hackney, Vol. II: Classical Fragments and Documents of the Ptolemaic, Roman and Byzantine Periods. London, 175-176, no 143.

Additional bibliography

• Choat, Malcolm. 2006. Belief and Cult in Fourth-Century Papyri. Studia Antiqua Australiensia 1. Turnhout: Brepols, 164, 180.

Valérie Schram, 2021
Suggested citation
Valérie Schram, 2021, "Artefact ID 208", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,