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Artefact ID541
TM IDTM 88039
Findspot (DEChriM ID)28   (al-Bahnasā)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

SB Kopt. II 802 [P.Lond.Copt. II 191]

Letter from Apioun to his beloved wife [name of addressee lost, educated guess by ed. princ.] about various personal matters, presumably from Oxyrhynchus or the city's surroundings

Selection criteriaCoptic language
Date from375
Date to450
Dating criteria

Paleography and dialect acc. to ed. princ.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

London, British Library, P.BL Or 11173(2)

P.Lond.Copt. II 191


Editio princeps

• Schenke, Hans-Martin. 1992. "Mittelägyptische Nachlese II. Ein Privatbrief im mittelägyptischen Dialekt des Koptischen [P.BL OR 11173(2)]]."  Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 119 (1):43–60. doi:

Reference edition

• Hasitzka, Monika. 2004. Koptisches Sammelbuch II, Mitteilungen aus der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Papyrus Erzherzog Rainer) NS XXIII/2. Wien: Brüder Hollinek, 1-2 #802.

Additional bibliography

• Layton, Bentley. 1987. Catalogue of Coptic Manuscripts in the British Library Acquired Since the Year 1906. London: The British Library, 239 #191.

• Clackson, Sarah. 2007. "Coptic Oxyrhynchus." In Oxyrhynchus. A City and Its Texts, edited by Allan K. Bowman, Revel A. Coles, Nikolaos Gonis, Dirk Obbink and Peter J. Parsons, Graeco-Roman Memoirs 93, 332–41. London: Egypt Exploration Society for The Arts & Humanties Research Council, 334.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 541", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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