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Artefact ID792
TM IDTM 107984
Findspot (DEChriM ID)32   (Wādī Sarǧa)
Writing mediumCodex, Uncertain
Text contentLiterary

P.Sarga 1 = P.Lond.Copt. II 186

Narrow strip cut from a double leaf with remains of Iob 30:8-9 and 17-18 (on left fragment, right fragment unidentified) in Coptic (M)

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Coptic language
Date from401
Date to500
Dating criteria

Hand writing

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Excavated at Wadi Sarga

Accession number

London, British Library, Or 9035 (41)


Editio princeps

• Crum, Walter Ewing, and Harold Idris Bell. 1922. Wadi Sarga. Coptic and Greek Texts from the Excavations Undertaken by the Byzantine Research Account; with an Introduction by R. Campbell Thompson, Coptica III. Hauniae: Gyldendalske Boghandel – Nordisk Forlag, 29-30.

Additional bibliography

• Kahle, Paul Eric. 1954. Bala’izah. Coptic Texts from from Deir el-Bala’izah in Upper Egypt. Oxford: The Griffith Institute & Oxford University Press, 274.

• Layton, Bentley. 1987. Catalogue of Coptic Manuscripts in the British Library Acquired Since the Year 1906. London: The British Library, 233 #186.

• Schenke, Hans-Martin. 2012. "Review of P.Lond.Copt. II." 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, 1150–54. Leiden & Boston: Brill. [Original edition, Orientalistische Literaturzeitung 85 (1990), 153-58], 1153 = 157 [Regarding dialect].

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 792", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,