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5 papyrus fragments from 4 Coptic texts, joined together possibly for book-binding. (A) 5 lines and part of the upper margin are preserved. The five fragments from four different texts produce a fairly rectangular sheet; two of these texts (fragments 2-4, and fragment 5) are written in the same or a similar hand to (1) (A), parallel to the fibres. Side B resembles a patchwork whose individual components are difficult to distinguish. Fragment (1) appears to contain parts of two texts, both written in different hands to the text on (A), parallel to the fibres: text 2 preserves only 1 line, and text 3 preserves only a few characters. Main text is a document issued by a member of the monastery.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 12 centimetres
- Width: 20 centimetres
Inscription Positionfragment A
Inscription Translation(1) ... 'topo]s' (?) of Apa Apollo I am writing [to]
(2) NN] of this [same] 'topos' [...
(3) ..] ... [...
(4) ..] ... [...
(5) ..] ... [...
Inscription Positiontext 2
Inscription Translation' ... Taurine ... '
Mounted with 1996,0608.21-25Palaeography: a large, fairly competent majuscule hand written with a thick pen.
Provenance: written by a monk of the Monastery of Apa Apollo; the acquisition details suggest a Hermopolite context.
fair (incomplete - fragmentary)
- Named in inscription: Monastery of Apa Apollo
- (Africa,Egypt,Western Desert,El-Bawiti,Monastery of Apa Apollo)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- P.Mon.Apollo 65
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Object reference number: YCA72141
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