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Artefact ID293
TM IDTM 832726
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.KellisCopt. II 79 [P.Kellis VII 79]

Almost complete letter from Pegosh/Pekysios (being in the valley) to father Hor(os) (in the oasis) in Coptic (L) with Greek address, again on papyrus rolls and gving instructions on buying a cloth bag, turning to brother Pshai concerning the purchase and sending of wool, finally distributes item sent with the letter; closely connected to P.KellisCopt. II 78 

Selection criteriaMention of Christian individuals/communities, Coptic language
Date from360
Date to390
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, dossier relation

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 11, deposit 4

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. II 79 [P.Kellis VII 79]

Inv. Nr. P92.35G(i)+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, 112-117 plus images on CD rom.

Additional bibliography

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

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 293", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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