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The threshold papyri of Karanis

TM Arch id: 251

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official archive
Found in: 00a - Karanis (Kom Aushim)
Also called archive of Karanis threshold; wrongly called archive of Valerius Longus

Description: texts probably related to a grapheion; van Minnen: ‘set of papyri hidden underneath the threshold between two rooms of house C 5026’; P. Mich. 9 551 (inv. 4389) has sometimes incorrectly been ascribed to the threshold papyri, but does not belong to this group of texts

Studies: Pestman, Familiearchieven uit het land van Pharao, 1989, p. 80-82; van Minnen, Tradition and transformation. Egypt under Roman rule, 2010, p. 463; G. Claytor, The threshold papyri from Karanis, in T. Wilfong, Karanis revealed (2014), p. 161-164

Works: unpublished (information Graham Claytor): P. Mich. inv. 4382-4388, 4390-4391

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8 texts (of which 7 certain, 1 erroneous)

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TM number Publication Status Material Language Date
TM 12044 P. Mich. 9 551 erroneous papyrus Greek AD 103 Sep 5 (cf. BL 6, p. 83)
TM 131710 Wilfong (ed.), Karanis revealed p. 163 descr. certain papyrus Greek AD 115 about?
TM 131712 Pestman, Familiearchieven uit het land van Pharao p. 168 n. 5 [4391] descr. certain papyrus Greek AD 115 after?
TM 140694 P. Mich. inv. 4382 ined. certain papyrus Greek AD 115 after?
TM 140695 P. Mich. inv. 4383 ined. certain papyrus Greek AD 115 after?