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Artefact ID485
TM IDTM 45290
Findspot (DEChriM ID)55   (Qarāra)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

SB Kopt. II 889; P.Neph. 15

Letter from Apa Panoute to Nepheros and Paiêw in Coptic (S) with Greek address, concerning a journey south and some textile item

Selection criteriaMention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Mention of Christian individuals/communities, Coptic language
Date from355
Date to365
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Dossier connection

Absolute/relative date-
Archaeological context

Accession number

Heidelberg, Institut für Papyrologie P. Heid. inv. Kopt. 687


Editio princeps

• Kramer, Bärbel, and John C. Shelton. 1987. Das Archiv des Nephoros und verwandte Texte. Teil I: Das Archiv des Nepheros. Papyri aus der Trierer und Heidelberger Papyrussammlung, Aegyptiaca Treverensia 4. Mainz: von Zabern, 80-81.

Reference edition

• Hasitzka, Monika. 2004. Koptisches Sammelbuch II, Mitteilungen aus der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Papyrus Erzherzog Rainer) NS XXIII/2. Wien: Brüder Hollinek, 48-49 #899.

Additional bibliography

• Choat, Malcolm. 2017. "Monastic Letters on Papyrus from Late Antique Egypt." In Writing and Communication in Early Egyptian Monasticism, edited by Malcolm & Giorda Choat, Mariachiara, 25-29 [17–72]. Leiden & Boston: Brill.

• Wipszycka, Ewa. 2009. Moines et communautés monastiques en Egypte (IVe–VIIe siècles), Journal of Juristic Papyrology. Supplements 11. Warsaw: Warsaw University, Faculty of Law & Administration, Chair of Roman & Anqtiue Law, 81-82, 444.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 485", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,