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Artefact ID458
TM IDTM 33323
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

P.Kellis I 69: fragment of a letter

This fragment of a letter does not seem to contain any information of particular relevance except for the address on the verso reading "To N.N. the logistes (from) Petechon son of Ammonios the teacher" (λογ̣ισ̣τῇ̣ Πετεχῶν Ἀμμωνίου | διδασκάλου).

Ammonios might have simply been a school teacher but didaskalos was also a title or grade in the Manichaean church: the Coptic equivalent term (ⲡⲥⲁϩ / P-sah) is found a few times in the Coptic letters from Kellis (e.g. in P.KellisCopt. I 25, 49, where it seems to have this technical meaning).

The writing runs parallel with the fibres on both sides of the papyrus.

Selection criteriaMention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Archaeological context associated with Christian markers
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria-
Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 9, level 3, Western doorway

Accession number

Kellis, excavations Dakleh Oasis Project 1986-, inv. P. 56.F # 2


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. 69: 182-183 and pl. 69.

Valérie Schram, 2021
Suggested citation
Valérie Schram, 2021, "Artefact ID 458", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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