|TM ID||TM 33568|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||55 (Qarāra)||Class||Textual|
P.Neph. 17: Fragment of a letter from Petesans to Apa Elo-- (?)
The papyrus is very fragmentary. The only complete sentence of this letter is the closing formula added in the left margin: "May divine providence keep you healthy in soul, spirit and body!" (Paulinian tripartition: I Thess. 5, 23; πνευματι abbreviated as nomen sacrum).
|Selection criteria||Mention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Nomina sacra|
Palaeography, archive connection and historic context led the editors to suggest a range of date around 360 for the Nepheros correspondence (Kramer and Shelton 1987: 5). According to the study of the prices mentioned in the archive, Bagnall 1989: 75 (= BL IX, 173) suggests a range after 352.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
The P.Neph. were bought on the market but according to the seller they were all found together. Nothing in the archive led the editors to doubt this statement and they add that the archive were probably found in the direct vicinity of the ancient location of the monastery of Phathor (see Kramer and Shelton 1987: 5).
Heidelberg, Institute for Papyrology, P.Heid. Inv. G 2147