|TM ID||TM 30164|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||34 (Ǧabal al-Ṭārif)||Class||Textual|
P.Nag Hamm. 74 : Letter from Peteesis.
Fragmentary business letter addressed to someone whose name is lost. Peteesis prays "in the Lord" (τῷ Κ(υρί)ῳ) for the recipient's health. The rest concerns products but is almost completely lost.
Recto: text written along the fibres; the letter continues in the left margin, written from to top to bottom. Verso: end of the letter (about sending sheep), along the fibres.
|Selection criteria||Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. Also, other waste papyri recovered from the same cartonnage used to construct the Nag Hammadi codex VII include contracts dated 341, 346 and 348 (PNH 65).
Text not dated in the ed.pr.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
The leather covers of eight of the twelve Nag Hammadi codices found in a sealed jar by Egyptian agricultural workers in 1945 (see ID 23) had been strengthened by cartonnage made of waste papyri. This papyrus comes from the richest of these cartonnages, codex VII.
Cairo, Coptic Museum Nag Hamm. VII 15 c