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Artefact ID548
TM IDTM 87205
Findspot (DEChriM ID)34   (Ǧabal al-Ṭārif)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

P.NagHamm. C 16

Five fragments from a private letter in Coptic (S), whose contents cannot be restituted due to the state of preservation

Selection criteriaMention of Christian individuals/communities, Coptic language
Date from325
Date to375
Dating criteria

Found in the cartonnage of the book binding in the cover of Nag Hammadi Codex VIII

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Cairo, Coptic Museum Nag Hamm. VIII 41 c + Nag Hamm. VIII 42 c + Nag Hamm. VIII 43 c + Nag Hamm. VIII 44 c + Nag Hamm. VIII 45 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, 147-149.

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 esp. 131.

• 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 548", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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