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Artefact ID432
TM IDTM 832770
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.KellisCopt. II 123 [P.Kellis VII 123]

Loan receipt and agreement to pay in kind in epistolary form in Coptic (S) with Greek address and greeting between Louioros and Ioseph son of Besas that the former repays a holokottinos/solidus in its value in oil but for triple the usual price measure according to a measure of "my father Shoei of the monastery"

Selection criteriaMention of Christian individuals/communities, Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Coptic language
Date from350
Date to400
Dating criteria

Archaeological context

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 4, room 6, deposit 14

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. II 123 [P.Kellis VII 123]

Inv. Nr. P93.85+93.89

current location unknown, probably excavation or SCA storage


Editio princeps

• Gardner, Iain, Anthony Alcock, and Wolf-Peter Funk. 2014. Coptic Documentary Texts from Kellis II P. Kell. VII (P. Kell. Copt. 57–131), Dakhleh Oasis Project: Monograph 16. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 263-264, 272-275, and images on CD rom.

Additional bibliography

• Fournet, Jean-Luc. 2020. The Rise of Coptic. Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antiquity, The Rostovtzeff Lectures. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 18–20 with fig. 8 and 40 note 1.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 432", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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