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Artefact ID784
TM IDTM 108135
Findspot (DEChriM ID)28   (al-Bahnasā)
Writing mediumUncertain
Text contentLiterary

Indentified hagiographic fragment mentioning the persecution under Septimius Severus in Coptic (M), single column, irregular and inexperienced hand, irregular orthography (see Schenke 1991: 87 for an attempt to create a normalized Mesokemic text), probably an excerpt as a practise text (Clackson 2007: 336)

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Hagiographic), Coptic language
Date from301
Date to500
Dating criteria-
Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Oxford, Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms 4 1B 74/K(a)


Editio princeps

• Alcock, Anthony. 1982. "Persecution under Septimius Severus." Enchoria 11: 1-5 & Taf. 1-2.

Additional bibliography

• Schenke, Hans-Martin. 2012 [1991]. "Bemerkungen zum P. Hamb. Bil 1 und zum altfayumischen Dialekt der koptischen Sprache." In Der Same Seths. Hans-Martin Schenkes Kleine Schriften zu Gnosis, Koptologie und Neuem Testament, edited by Gesine Schenke Robinson, Gesa Schenke and Uwe-Karsten Plisch, 744-771. Leiden & Boston: Brill. [Original edition, Enchoria 18 (1991), 69-83], 763-765 [Normalizied M text and German translation].

• Blumell, Lincoln H., and Thomas A. Wayment. 2015. Christian Oxyrhynchus: Texts, Documents, and Sources. Waco/TX: Baylor University Press, 357-359 #100.

• Clackson, Sarah. 2007. "Coptic Oxyrhynchus." In Oxyrhynchus. A City and Its Texts, edited by Allan K. Bowman, Revel A. Coles, Nikolaos Gonis, Dirk Obbink and Peter J. Parsons, Graeco-Roman Memoirs 93, 332–41. London: Egypt Exploration Society for The Arts & Humanties Research Council, 335-336

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 784", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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