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Artefact ID577
TM IDTM 86451
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

P.Mich.Copt. 3 [SB Kopt. V 2167]

Letter from Jonah to his 'beloved brother' Isaac son of Ephraim in Coptic (B), who is in the south, telling him that something prevented him from coming south, however, he is sending a solidus for the purchase of flour that should be sent north with some garments; the messenger Hatre adds his own message promising to look for a certain man

Selection criteriaMention of Christian individuals/communities, Coptic language
Date from301
Date to500
Dating criteria


Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Ann Arbor, Michigan University, Library P. 1526 [P.Mich. inv. 1526]


Editio princeps

• Worrell, William Hoyt. 1935. "An Early Bohairic Letter." American Journal of Philology 56: 103–112.

Reference editions

• Worrell, William Hoyt 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, 175-179 & pl. IV.

• Hasitzka, Monika. 2020. Koptisches Sammelbuch V, Mitteilungen aus der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Papyrus Erzherzog Rainer) NS XXIII/5. Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 3-4 #2167.

Additional bibliography

• Till, Walter Curt. 1938. "Bemerkungen zu koptischen Textausgaben. 1-6."  Orientalia NS 7: 109-110 [100-111].

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 577", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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