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Artefact ID310
TM IDTM 832729
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.KellisCopt. II 82 [P.Kellis VII 82]

Virtually complete letter from Philammon (in the valley) to his master brother Loishai (i.e., Theognostos, called simply Shai in the letter, in the oasis) in Coptic (L) with Greek address on a new piece of papyrus; he greets L. and Hor and explains that a 3-month illness kept him from responding earlier, he asks for some item be given to Kapiton (in the oasis) and complains about errands not done; finishes with greetings; another colleague adds his note; close connection with the Coptic P.KellisCopt. II 80, P.KellisCopt. II 81, and P.KellisCopt. II 116 as well as the Greek P.Kellis I 67.

Selection criteriaChristian terms/formulas/concepts, Coptic language
Date from360
Date to380
Dating criteria

Archeaological context, dossier connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 6, deposits 3+4

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. II 82 [P.Kellis VII 82]

Inv. Nr. P81E(a)+P64A+P69+P78G+P81B+P93B+P93B

current location unkown, 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, 118-119, 130-134, and images on CD rom.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 310", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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