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Artefact ID272
TM IDTM 832713
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.KellisCopt. II 66 [P.Kellis VII 66]

Letter from Pamour to his master brother Pekysis in Coptic (L) with Greek address with gratitude for something he received and family greetings, extensive postscript by his wife Maria to her sister and her daughter with instructions on objects sent with the letter and chiding them not to have greeted her, further greetings for father Philamou instructing him on partage of fish text on verso in transversa charta, some loss

Selection criteriaMention of Christian individuals/communities, Coptic language
Date from350
Date to380
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, dossier connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 3, deposit 3

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. II 66 [P.Kellis VII 66]

Inv. Nr. P59A+P59B/C

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, 39-41, 52-56 & images on CD rom.

Additional bibliography

• 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 272", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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