papyrus / document
Papyrus fragment: on recto the first 6 lines of this Coptic text are preserved; on verso a 2-line docket is imperfectly preserved. Rectp and verso are written in different hands. An account was written later on this sheet of papyrus, involving men's names and consisting of approximately 18 lines written parallel to the fibres. The papyrus is crumpled and many fibres are partially detached.
- 7thC-8thC (script)
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 15 centimetres
- Width: 10.7 centimetres
Inscription Translation(1) (Hand l) I, Anoup and Kolthe the headmen of Migdol
(2) (of) the Four Villages in the region of Shmoun the city we are
(3) writing to our brother Kosma the monk of the Topos
(4) of Apa Apolo. Whereas we were needy and we received from you
(5) a solidus of [gold ? ...]
(6) ... Now [...]... [...
Inscription Translation(x+7) (Greek, Hand 2:) Guarant[ee executed by] Anouphe[ios] and Kolthe. 13 ounces of 'lachanon'-oil and
(x+8) 10 artabas of wheat +.
Mounted with 1996,0608.30-32Palaeography Hand 1 (recto) is a competent, rounded majuscule hand with some ligatures. Hand 2 (verso) is also majuscule with some ligatures.
Provenance: this text was issued by people from the Hermopolite village named Migdol (of) the Four Villages to a monk of the Monastery of Apa Apollo. Migdol (of) the Four Villages may have had connections with Bawit.
fair (incomplete - fragmentary)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- P.Mon.Apollo 34
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Object reference number: YCA72148
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