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P.Lond. VI 1923: Letter to Papnouthios
Ammonius writes to "his beloved and most pious and dear to God and blessed father Papnouthios", sending "greeting in the Lord", to request to be remembered in his "holy prayers" and to inform him of a meeting he had with a certain Didymus, according to Papnouthios' instructions. Grammar and orthography indicate an educated man.
Recto: very clear and regular cursive hand, running along the fibres.
Verso: Address along the fibres. The ed. notes the presence of a cross before the address (Choat 2006: 117).
|Selection criteria||Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Christian onomastics, Christian symbols/gestures/isopsephy|
No date occurs in the archive but palaeographically dated to the middle of the fourth century by comparison with the archive of Abinnaeus (c. 342-351).
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Purchased with a lot comprising Papyri 2486-2542 from Maurice Nahman (b. 1868, d. 1948) in September 1922 (British Library website). According to the dealer, the seven letters of the correspondence of Papnouthios were discovered together, but there is no information regarding the place of discovery (Bell 1924: 100).
London, British Library, Pap 2491