|TM ID||TM 110227|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
P.Sijp. 60b: Letter to Papnouthios
Fragmentary letter sent by someone whose name is lost to Papnouthios, informing him that he has received the letter "of your holiness" and obeyed, "the honourable Maria" being presented as a witness to it. He asks to be remembered in his holy prayers and mentions the oil that Papnouthios sent to him.
Like in P.Sijp. 60a, a number of temporal, content-related, and formal similarities makes it most likely that Papnouthios is the same holy man as the one from the letters published as P.Lond. 1923-1929.
Descr.: Unusually wide sheet (similar format and layout as P.Sijp. 60a and P.Lond. VI 1929). Recto: two different hands, with a personal subscription by the writer in the last lines, in a more cursive hand; text written along the fibres. Verso: the address which was probably there is lost.
|Selection criteria||Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Christian onomastics, Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. Comparison with the archive of Abinnaeus (P.Abinn. 3), Nepheros (P.Neph. 3, 10 and 19) and P.Lond. VI 1929, all from the middle of 4th c. P.Sijp. 60 a and b would be dated to the same period or at most slightly later.
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Acquired by Karl Reinhardt in 1897.
Heidelberg, Institute for Papyrology, P. G 38.