|TM ID||TM 107755|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||27 (al-Ḥammāmiyya)||Class||Textual|
Papyrus codex containing the Gospel of John written in Coptic (L5 subdialect of Lycopolitan).
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Biblical), Coptic language|
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Report by Fl. Petrie in Thompson 1924: ix-x: The MS was found in March 1923 by Guy Brunton for the British School of Archaeology excavation at the cemetery of the village of al-Ḥammāmiyya, at Qāw al-Kabīr.
The MS was wrapped in a cloth and tied with a thread and contained in "a broken crock ... buried 18 inches under the surface, in the neighbourhood of the Roman or early Coptic graves. The pot is of red pottery painted pale buff, with a decoration in black of bands and spots, which could not be closely dated."
Cambridge University Library Repository, Bible Society's Library, BSMS 137 [Thompson's John]