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P.Lond. VI 1929: Letter to Papnouthios.
Tone and literary sense indicate a man of education and a person of authority. Bell suggested that the writer could be the bishop of Alexandria but Choat claims that this idea found few if any supporters (Choat and Giorda: 52).
Recto: large and sloping cursive hand by a practised writer, along the fibres. Verso: address, along the fibres.
|Selection criteria||Mention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Christian onomastics, 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 2497