|TM ID||TM 15624|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||34 (Ǧabal al-Ṭārif)||Class||Textual|
P.Nag Hamm. 65: Deed of surety, written in Dios Polis (Hiou), see BL VIII 227.
Found in the cartonnage of one of the codices of the gnostic texts of Nag Hammadi, this document gives a terminus a quo for the bounding of the codex VII, see Llewelyn 1992: 183 and Choat 2017: 33).
|Selection criteria||Archaeological context associated with Christian markers|
Deed dated to the Consulship of Flavius Philippus, clarissimus praefectu sacro praetorio, and Flavius Salia, clarissimus magister equitum, Phaophi 10 (day and month uncertain).
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
The leather covers of eight of the twelve Nag Hammadi codices found in a sealed jar by Egyptian agricultural workers in 1945 (see ID 23) had been strengthened by cartonnage made of waste papyri. This papyrus comes from the richest of these cartonnages, codex VII.
Cairo, Coptic Museum Nag Hamm. VII 4 c