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P.Lond. VI 1928: Letter to Apa Papnouthios
This letter from Herakleides to "the beloved father in the sight of God Apa Papnouthios" concerns a request for prayers because some sickness has fallen upon him. The postscript, added by Herakleides himself, contains a combination of Ps. 117, 5 and Jon. 2, 3.
Recto: large cursive practised hand, along the fibres. Subscription and postscript in a large sloping / more cursive hand, with nomen sacrum. Verso: address, along the fibres.
|Selection criteria||Mention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Nomina sacra|
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 2496