papyrus / document
Papyrus fragment: parts of the first 4 fragmentary lines of this Coptic text are preserved on the verso. Some of the papyrus fibres are twisted. Loan agreement; a monk of the Monastery of Apa Apollo, whose name may be reconstructed as Pesoou, acknowledges his debt of three solidi less [...] to another monk from his monastery.
- 7thC (script)
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 4 centimetres
- Width: 23 centimetres
Inscription Translation(1) [... P]esoou the monk of the 'Topos' of Apa Apollo, I am writing to my brothe[r ...
(2) ...of] this same 'topos'. I owe him three solidi less [...
(3) ...]... [by] the will of God, [....
Mounted with 1996,0608.21-25Palaeography: an inexperienced but fairly competent, upright majuscule hand with few irregularities.
Provenance: the place of origin is a monastery of Apa Apollo for which 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 39
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Object reference number: YCA72140
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