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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA75323

  • Description

    Papyrus fragment: on recto, a few letters from the first 3 lines of this text are preserved. Document issued by a member of the monastery.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC (script)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 2.5 centimetres
    • Width: 4.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        recto
      • Inscription Language

        Coptic
      • Inscription Translation

        (1) I, NN the] psalmod[ist of the 'Topos' ?
        (2) of Apa Apollo, am wri[ting ...
        (3) ... ] ... [ ...
  • Curator's comments

    Mounted with 1996,0608.21-25Palaeography: an upright majuscule hand.

    Provenance: this fragment may have been written by a psalmodist from a monastery
    of Apa Apollo; a Hermopolite context is suggested by the acquisition details.

  • Bibliography

    • Clackson 2000 p.12, 138, pl.47 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    fair (incomplete - fragmentary)

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1996

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA75323

  • Registration number

    1996,0608.23

  • Additional IDs

    • P.Mon.Apollo 63
5 papyrus fragments from 4 Coptic texts, joined together possibly for book-binding. Text on 1 side only. Main text is a document issued by a member of the monastery.

Recto

5 papyrus fragments from 4 Coptic texts, joined together possibly for book-binding. Text on 1 side only. Main text is a document issued by a member of the monastery.

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