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Artefact ID93
TM IDTM 107965
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Paths ID 1178

Papyrus fragments from a Codex containing the Shepherd of Hermas (Similitudo 09) written in Coptic (Achmimic dialect). 

According to the reconstruction of the contents made by Lefort 1952, p. iii, the codex the Shepherd was copied from the 5th Vision (used as an introduction to the work), letting apart the first 4 Visions, as it is also the case in the Greek Shepherd P.Mich. inv. 917 (LDAB 1097).

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Literary genre (Non-canonical), Coptic language
Date from300
Date to499
Dating criteria

Palaeography and dialect. Lefort 1949 dates to the 4th-5th centuries on palaeographical grounds.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Accession number

Louvain-la-Neuve, Archives, Fonds Lefort, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 + Leuven, KU Leuven Lefort, 3a, 3b, 3c [Codex of the Shepherd]


Editio Princeps

• Lefort, L. Th. 1949. "Fragments de S. Luc en akhmîmique." Le Muséon 62: 199-205.

Additional Bibliography

• Batovici, D. 2017. "Some Observations on the Coptic Reception of the Shepherd." COMSt Bulletin 3, no. 2: 81-96.

• Lefort, L. Th. 1953. "Fragments bibliques en dialecte akhmîmique." Le Muséon 66: 1-30.

• Lefort, L. Th. 1952. Les pères apostoliques en copte. Louvain: Imprimerie Orientaliste L. Durbecq, II-V, 1-18.

Mary Jane Cuyler, Victor Ghica, 2020, 2022
Suggested citation
Mary Jane Cuyler, Victor Ghica, 2020, 2022, "Artefact ID 93", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,