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Artefact ID287
TM IDTM 832722
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.KellisCopt. II 75 [P.Kellis VII 75]

Completely preserved letter from Pegosh/Pekysis to his sister Parthene in Coptic (L) with Greek address, about some wool and coils to be sent to him with the freight prise paid already, chastises her for her apparent lack of communicative zeal; postscript by another person greeting another woman, and giving instructions on some wood

Selection criteriaMention of Christian individuals/communities, Coptic language
Date from360
Date to380
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, dossier connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 9, deposit 3

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. II 75 [P.Kellis VII 75]

Inv. Nr. P56D

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, 83-84, 89-94, and images on CD rom.

Addtional bibliography

• Shisha-Halevy, Ariel. 2016. "Review of P.Kellis VII."  Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 106: 273.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 287", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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