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Artefact ID486
TM IDTM 45291
Findspot (DEChriM ID)55   (Qarāra)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

P.Neph. 16; SB Kopt. II 900

Letter from Papn(oute) to Nepheros in Coptic (S) with Greek address, reporting that certain things had been send to someone who took an oath to have received 40 talents but further260 are still missing; these should be requested by force in the town

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

Archive connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Accession number

Trier, University Library Inv.-Nr. S. 73–4


Editio princeps

• Brown in 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, 82-83 & Taf. 12.

Reference edition

• Hasitzka, Monika. 2004. Koptisches Sammelbuch II, Mitteilungen aus der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Papyrus Erzherzog Rainer) NS XXIII/2. Wien: Brüder Hollinek, 49-50 #900

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 486", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,