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Artefact ID451
TM IDTM 33312
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

P.Kellis I 50: Receipt for various objects.
Receipt in form of a letter from Psais Tryphanes to his lord father Psais son of Pamour about various utensils, of which a list is given on the other side of the papyrus. There, a Coptic letter appears to be very faded, maybe because of an attempt to erase it to reuse the papyrus for the Greek receipt (see (P.KellisCopt. II 112 intro). Both texts run across the fibres; it is not clear which text was written first.

Selection criteriaCoptic language, Archaeological context associated with Christian markers
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria

Palaeography and dossier connection (Family of Pamour).

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 8, level 3 + 4

Accession number

Kellis, excavations Dakleh Oasis Project 1986-, inv. P. 61.S + V + P. 65.D + G.


Editio princeps

• Worp, Klaas, with contributions by J.E.G. Whitehorne and R.W. Daniel. 1995. Greek Papyri from Kellis I. (P.Kell.G.). Nos. 1-90. Dakhleh Oasis Project: Monograph 3. Oxford: Oxbow Books, no. 50: 146-147 and pl. 50.

Valérie Schram, 2021
Suggested citation
Valérie Schram, 2021, "Artefact ID 451", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,