|TM ID||TM 20316|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||12 (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)||Class||Textual|
P.Kellis I 58: fragment of an agreement.
Mutilated fragment of a Greek contract that does not contain sufficient elements to establish its original nature precisely; but it mentions "a priest of the 'catholic' church" as a witness (Αὐρήλιος Ἁρπ]ο̣κράτης πρεσβύτερος καθολικῆς ἐκκλησ̣[ίας) which, in the year 337 is interesting, as it is the earliest occurrence in the Kellis papyri and early in the papyri in general.
The writing runs parallel with the fibres; the back is blank.
|Selection criteria||Mention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Archaeological context associated with Christian markers|
Dated to the consulate of Flavius Felicianus and Fabius Titianus
|Absolute/relative date||Absolute date|
House 3, room l, level I, in Southeast corner.
Kellis, excavations Dakleh Oasis Project 1986-, inv. A/5/4