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Artefact ID292
TM IDTM 832725
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.KellisCopt. II 78 [P.Kellis VII 78]

Almost complete letter from Pegosh/Pekysis to a father Horos in Coptic (L) with Greek address and opening, addresses the issue of papyrus rolls raised repeatedly in earlier letters by Horos excusing himself for their expensive price (instead of laziness) of 1200 talents; goes on to relate that he cannot send money requested (1500 talents) since he did not receive them from a third party; instructs where to collect further items to send as father Shai is coming to meet him; closely related to P.KellisCopt. II 79

Selection criteria-
Date from360
Date to390
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, dossier connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 11, deposit 3+4

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. II 78 [P.Kellis VII 78]

Inv. Nr. P92.19+P92.22

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, 105-112, and images on CD rom.

Aditional 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 292", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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