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Artefact ID294
TM IDTM 832727
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.KellisCopt. II 80 [P.Kellis VII 80]

Complete letter from Philammon to Theognostos in Coptic (L) with Greek address; he has heard of the misfortunes and send wors of comfort, an Ision has apparently traveled to the oasis and now Theognostos is to return with him to Philammon and other relatives in the Nile valley, Th. is asked to bring along some articles and Ph. conveys further greetings, finally Plousiane adds a short note; found together with and having close context connection with P.KellisCopt. 116; close connection also with P.KellisCopt. II 81 & P.KellisCopt. II 82 as well as P.Kellis I 67.

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

Archaeological context, dossier connection (sub group of Pamour-Pegosh-dossier)

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 9, deposit 3

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. II 80 [P.Kellis VII 80]

Inv. Nr. P52G+P51D

current location unknown, probably excavation or SCA storage


Edito 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, 118-123 plus images on CD rom, bw-image on unnumbered plate in back of book.

Additional 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 294", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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