|TM ID||TM 21123|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||30 (al-Ašmūnayn)||Class||Textual|
P.Herm. 4: Letter from John and Leon to Theophanes.
Accοrding to M. Choat (in Choat and Giorda 2017: 48n.) "P. Herm. 4 [...] has frequently been assumed to be a non-Christian letter, but the writers are almost certainty Christians themselves, and there is no certainty that Theophanes [a high ranking resident of Hermopolis] himself is not one" (see Choat 2006b, and already Moscadi 1970:130-132, no. 9). E. Wipszycka includes this letter among the Christian letters (with P.Herm. 5) of Theophanes' archive, noting that one of the senders bears a definitely Christian name, Iohannes (Wipszycka 1988: 143).
Recto: literary hand; text written along the fibres; lower part left blank. Verso: Address, also along the fibres.
|Selection criteria||Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Christian onomastics|
Range of Theophanes archive (ca. 317-323).
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Acquired by Grenfell and Hunt, possibly at the same time as 36 other Theophanes papyri acquired in the late 1890s or early 1900s (see the online record on the University of Manchester website).
Manchester, John Rylands Library P. Herm. 4