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Artefact ID246
TM IDTM 832708
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

P.KellisCopt. II 61 [P.Kellis VII 61]

Fragmentary letter from 'The Teacher' and the brothers who are with him to the presbyters  Ploutogenios and Pebo and all the others in Coptic (L) with Greek address, 10 fragments, after the greetings only isolated words can be read

Selection criteriaMention of Christian individuals/communities, Coptic language
Date from340
Date to390
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, Manichaean context

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 6, deposit 2

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. II 61 [P.Kellis VII 61]

Inv. Nr. P27B+P8

current location unknown, probably excavation or SCA storage


Editio princeps

• Gardner, Iain, Anthony Alcock, and Wolf-Peter Funk. 2014. Coptic Documentary Texts from Kellis II P. Kell. VII (P. Kell. Copt. 57–131), Dakhleh Oasis Project: Monograph 16. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 29-33 plus image on CD rom and on bw plate (unnumbered at the back of the book).

Additional bibliography

• Gardner, Iain. 2006. "A Letter from the Teacher: Some Comments on Letter-Writing and the Manichaean Community of IVth Century Egypt." In Coptica — Gnostica — Manichaica. Mélanges offerts à Wolf-Peter Funk, edited by Louis Painchaud and Paul-Hubert Poirier, Bibliothèque Copte de Nag Hammadi. Section « Études » 7, 317–23. Québec and Louvain & Paris: Les Presses du l’Université Laval & Éditions Peeters.

• Shisha-Halevy, Ariel. 2016. "Review of P.Kellis VII."  Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 106: 272.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 246", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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