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Artefact ID546
TM IDTM 87197
Findspot (DEChriM ID)34   (Ǧabal al-Ṭārif)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

P.NagHamm. C 8

Fragmentarily preserved letter in Coptic (S), the contents of which cannot be restituted due to the state of preservation, the ed. princ. considered it a letter from a monk; the name Sansnos is mentioned, see TM Archive 616 – Sansnos monk

Selection criteriaCoptic language
Date from325
Date to375
Dating criteria

From the cartonnage of the book bindings in the cover of Nag Hammadi Codex VII

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Cairo, Coptic Museum, Nag Hamm. VII 101 c + Nag Hamm. VII 103 c + Nag Hamm. VII 104 c + Nag Hamm. VII 105 c


Editio princeps

• Barns †, John Wintour B., Gerald M. Brown, and John C. Shelton. 1981. Nag Hammadi Codices: Greek and Coptic Papyri From the Cartonnage of the Covers, Nag Hammadi Studies XVI. Leiden: Brill, 142-144.

Additional bibliography

• Choat, Malcolm. 2017. "Monastic Letters on Papyrus from Late Antique Egypt." In Writing and Communication in Early Egyptian Monasticism, edited by Malcolm Choat and Maria Chiara Giorda, 33-36 [17-72]. Leiden & Boston: Brill.

• Lundhaug, Hugo, and Lance Jenott. 2015. The Monastic Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 97. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 45-54 & 104-145.

• Piwowarczyk, Przemysław, and Ewa Wipszycka. 2017. "A Monastic Origin of the Nag Hammadi Codices?" Adamantius 23: 432-458.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 546", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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