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Artefact ID311
TM IDTM 832730
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

P.KellisCopt. II 83 [P.Kellis VII 83]

Part of a letter on a wooden board in Coptic (L), the preserved beginning of side A starts with Theognostos greeting the lady Heni, editor assumed hence that this is a postscript and side B contained the beginning of a letter probably sent by Pegosh (note that the sequence of translation is nevertheless A – B); concerns about some items not being sent; possible postscript on side A mentions that the houshold in Kellis is sick, ambuiguous reference to his location as being "disturbed"

Note that in opposition to earlier practice, the text is called P.KellisCopt., not T.KellisCopt.

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

Archaeological context, dossier connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 6, deposit 1 north-west corner

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. II 83 [P.Kellis VII 83]

Inv. Nr A/5/24

SCA 1858

current location unknown, but SCA registration number points to 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., 135-139 and images on CD rom.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 311", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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