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Artefact ID574
TM IDTM 86540
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
ClassTextual
MaterialPapyrus
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageCoptic
Description

P.Mich.Copt. 2

Letter from Heliodorus to his 'beloved and pious father' Apa Abraham the anchorite in Coptic (S, with A/L influences), mainly greetings and asking for news about the addressee's health.
There is a staurogram before first line on r. and address on v. (Choat 2006: 117).

Selection criteriaMention of Christian individuals/communities, Christian symbols/gestures/isopsephy, Coptic language
Date from301
Date to400
Dating criteria

Paleography

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Ann Arbor, Michigan University Library, P. 1514

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Editio princeps

• Hoyt, William Hoyt & Elinor Mullet Husselman, in: Worrell, William Hoyt. 1942. Coptic Texts in the University of Michigan Collection University of Michigan Studies. Humanistic Series 46. Ann Arbor & London: The University of Michigan Press & Humphrey Milford, The Oxford University Press, 173-175 #2.

Additional bibliography

• Choat, Malcolm. 2006. Belief and Cult in fourth-century Papyri. Turnhout.

Authors
Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 574", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt, https://4care-skos.mf.no/artefacts/574
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