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Artefact ID238
TM IDTM 108347
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumTablet
Text contentSubliterary
LanguageCoptic, Syriac

T.KellisSyr.Copt. 2 [P.Kellis II]

Syriac-Coptic (L) glossary of terms and phrases from cosmological and eschatological texts, certainly Manichaean, maybe a school exercise; 5 fragments and splinter from upper part of a wooden board; side a: one column of Syriac written first, then Coptic added in parallel; Side b: two columns of the same, but Coptic sometimes abbreviated and fitted around and above the Syriac

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

Archaeological context

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 6, level 3

Accession number

T.KellisSyr.Copt. 2

Inv. Nr. A/5/196

EAO Nr. 2001

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,  112-126 & pl. 18.

Reference edition

• Franzmann, Majella in Gardner, Iain, Anthony Alcock, and Wolf-Peter Funk. 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, 344-357.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 238", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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