Pap. London, British Library Pap 6943 (2-5)   (More information about the Object)
Publication No. Crum ST 181
Modern Title
Summary A letter to Patermoute (Patermouthis archive, Greek-Coptic) and his family concerning a dispute. The name of the sender is not preserved. From the text remains it can be read that a woman called Tsia is opposing someone or something. There are three women of this name recorded in the Patermouthis archive (cf. S.J. Clackson). The text also refers to the living-room (symposion) of Tlou, Kako`s grandmother, but it is not clear who is in possession of it.


BL Or.6943(5)(2)
1ϯ ϩⲁⲑⲏ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲛ︦ϩⲱⲃ ⲛⲓⲙ ϩⲁⲥⲟⲛ ⲡⲁⲧⲉⲣⲙⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲙⲛ︦ ⲕⲟⲩⲕⲱ
2ⲧⲉϥⲥⲓⲙⲉ ⲙⲛ︦ ⲛⲉϥϣⲏⲣⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡⲱⲕ ⲁⲡⲁⲩⲏⲧ ⲁⲕϫⲟⲟⲥ ⲉⲣⲟⲓ̈
3ϫⲉ ⲧⲥⲓⲁ ϯⲟⲩⲃⲏ ⲛⲉⲓ̈ ⲧⲁⲥϩⲁⲓ̈ ⲛⲉⲕ ⲉⲣⲏⲥ ⲛⲉⲥ
4 ⲁ ⲛⲧⲟⲕ ⲅⲁⲣ ⲁⲕⲉϩⲟⲩⲛⲁⲡⲏⲉⲓⲛ︦ⲡⲕ
5ⲛⲧⲟⲕ ⲟⲛ ⲡⲉϯⲛⲁϣⲓⲛⲉ ⲛ︦ⲥ︦ⲁⲡⲥⲟⲣϭ ⲛ︦ⲧ︦ⲟ︦ⲟ︦ⲧ︦ⲕ︦ ⲡⲉⲧ︦ⲕ︦ⲛⲁ
6ϭ ⲁⲛ ⲛ︦ⲑⲉ ⲛ︦ⲫⲓⲗⲟⲕⲁⲗⲉⲓⲁ ⲁⲧⲛⲣⲁⲓⲥ ϩⲓⲱⲃ
7ⲡⲥⲩⲙⲡⲟⲥⲉ ⲛ︦ⲧⲟⲟⲧϥ︦ ⲛ︦ⲧⲗⲟⲩ ⲙ︦ⲛ︦ ⲡⲉⲧⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ ⲙ︦ⲙⲁⲃ
8ⲙⲉ ⲁⲃⲱⲕ ⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ ⲁϫⲛ︦ⲡⲉⲧϣⲟⲡ ϣⲉⲛⲉ ϯⲛⲟⲩ
9ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ̈ ϩⲛ︦ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ϯ
BL Or.6943(3)
1ⲥ︦ⲛ︦ⲉⲕⲛⲁⲛ︦ⲁ︦ⲧⲥ︦ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ
2ⲛⲁϫⲃ ⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ ⲁⲡⲏⲉⲓ
3ⲁⲣⲓⲧⲁⲅⲁⲡⲏ ⲛ︦ⲅ︦ϣⲓⲛⲉ ⲛ︦ⲥⲁ
4ϥⲧⲁϩⲉ ⲉⲣⲟϥ︦ ⲛ︦ⲧⲟ


1(Fragments 5 + 2:) Before all else, indeed .... Patermoute and Kouko
2his wife and his children ... you(?) to the community, you told me
3that Tsia was opposing ... this(?) and I write to you in the south (about) her
4... for you have ... in the house of your
5... Furthermore, you (?) are the one from whom I shall seek her assurance, which you will
6... in the way of repair which we keep in it
7... the living-room belonging to Tlou and the one inside it
8... to add onto what is from now
9...Farewell in the Lord.
2(Fragment 3:) ... you did not wish to/of your wish to...
1(Fragment 4:) ...which you will bring out...
2...put him/it in the house... so good as to seek...
4...he assigned him/it to ...
5... which has happened ...
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