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Artefact ID585
TM IDTM 88048
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary

SB Kopt. II 849

Letter from Paniske to 'his father' Apa Philoxe in Coptic (M) detailing his and his childrens toils and sufferings in the place they dwell in up to the fact that he is/has been imprisioned, pleading to him that he may take care of her children

[Note that considers Paniske to be a woman]

Selection criteriaChristian terms/formulas/concepts, Coptic language
Date from375
Date to425
Dating criteria

Handwriting and dialect acc. to ed. princ.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Ann Arbor, Michigan University, Library P. 525 [P.Mich. inv. 525]


Editio princeps

• Schenke, Hans-Martin. 1990. "Ein Brief als Textzeuge für den mittelägyptischen Dialekt des Koptischen (P. Mich. inv. 525)." Journal of Coptic Studies 1: 59-72 & pl. 7.

Reference edition

• Hasitzka, Monika. 2004. Koptisches Sammelbuch II, Mitteilungen aus der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Papyrus Erzherzog Rainer) NS XXIII/2. Wien: Brüder Hollinek, 23-24 #849.

Additional bibliography

• Schenke, Gesa. 2008. "Der Brief des Paniske an Apa Philoxe. P. Mich. Inv. 525 (KSB II 849)." Journal of Coptic Studies 10: 33–40.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 585", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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