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Artefact ID237
TM IDTM 108346
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumTablet
Text contentSubliterary
LanguageCoptic, Syriac

T.KellisSyr.Copt. 1

Lower part of wooden board with Coptic (L) and Syriac glossary of terms from liturgical (?) texts, supposedly Manichaean but the terms are not specific, so inferred from general context; Side a: two columns of Syriac written first, the Coptic added in parallel; Side b: one column of the same, though glosses less complete and Coptic in different hand; might be a school exercise.

Selection criteriaSubliterary genre (Liturgical), Coptic language
Date from355
Date to390
Dating criteria

Archaeological context

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 2, level 3

Accession number

T.KellisSyr.Copt. 1

Inv. Nr. A/5/239

EAO Nr 2117

current location unknown, due to registration number probably SCA storage


Editio princeps

• Gardner, Iain. 1996. Kellis Literary Texts I, with contributions by S. Clackson, M. Franzmann and K. A. Worp, Dakhleh Oasis Project Monograph 4. Oxford: Oxbow, 105-111 & pl. 17.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 237", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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