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Artefact ID284
TM IDTM 832719
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.KellisCopt. II 72 [P.Kellis VII 72]

Complete letter from Pamour (in the Nile valley) to his lord brother Psais and Theognostos in Coptic L with Greek address, opening with a prayer-formula to the God of Truth (Manichaean indicator), after greetings refers to a visit of a sister to Egypt and the necessary requirements such as paying possible debt, tells the brother that the place is quiet

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

Archaeological context

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 6,  deposit 5

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. II 72 [P.Kellis VII 72]

Inv. Nr. P91A/B

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, 76-82 and images on CD rom, bw image of 72r at back on book (unnumbered plates).

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 284", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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