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Artefact ID229
TM IDTM 128633
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
ClassTextual
MaterialPapyrus
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentSubliterary
LanguageCoptic
Description

P.KellisCopt. 56 (P.KellisLit. 2)

Amulet in form of a miniature codex (45×45 mm) in Coptic (S with L features) against snake bites with oil conjured in the name of Christ

Selection criteriaChristian terms/formulas/concepts, Coptic language
Date from350
Date to400
Dating criteria

Archaeological context (after closure and abandonment of pagan temple and conversion of its structures to domestic usage and before abandonment of site before 400)

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Temple debris in D/8 (mid-late AD04 domestic structure adjacent to Main Temple in Area D), room 7, 2, South East corner

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. 56

Inv. Nr. P.96.104 (parts of it lost in storage)

current location unknown, probably excavation or SCA storage

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Editio princeps

• Gardner, Iain. 2007. Kellis Literary Texts II, Dakhleh Oasis Project Monograph 15. Oxford: Oxbow, 130-135 & pl. 36-37. 

Authors
Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 229", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt, https://4care-skos.mf.no/artefacts/229
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