|TM ID||TM 33323|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||12 (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)||Class||Textual|
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 criteria||Mention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Archaeological context associated with Christian markers|
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
House 3, room 9, level 3, Western doorway
Kellis, excavations Dakleh Oasis Project 1986-, inv. P. 56.F # 2