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Village scribes of Kerkeosiris (Menches)

TM Arch id: 140

Quick facts
official archive (with maybe 2 private documents)
Found in: 00c - Kerkeosiris
Also called archive of Menches village scribe of Kerkeosiris

Protagonist: Menches (Go to TM People)

Description: The archive is usually called 'archive of Menches', but in fact it continues under his successors. It contains land registers, petitions, accounts, some literary texts.

Publication: P. Tebt. 1, 4, 5

Studies: Pestman, P. Rainer Cent., 1983, p. 127-134; Verhoogt, Menches, komogrammateus of Kerkeosiris (P. L. Bat. 29), 1998; Verhoogt, Regaling officials in Ptolemaic Egypt (P. L. Bat. 32), 2005 [= P. Tebt. 5]; http://tebtunis.berkeley.edu/collection/menches; Waebens in A Blackwell companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt, 2019, p. 205-206 no. 4

Lists: Montevecchi, La papirologia, 1988, p. 251 no. 17

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Stable URI (with TM Arch ID): www.trismegistos.org/archive/140
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171 texts (of which 161 certain, 10 uncertain)

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TM number Publication Status Material Language Date
TM 3642 P. Tebt. 1 6 certain papyrus Greek BC 139 Feb 3 - 12 after ((P08), year 31, Panemos 1[ ])
TM 3892 P. Tebt. 1 263 descr. certain papyrus Greek BC 139 Sep 27 - 138 Sep 26? (P08, year 32)
TM 3787 P. Tebt. 4 1116 certain papyrus Greek BC 132 - 121? ((Feb)?; cf. BL 11, p. 283)
TM 3903 P. Tebt. 1 216 Vo descr. uncertain papyrus Greek BC 125 - 100
TM 957666 Bernini, Papiri di Tebtynis della UC-Berkeley (unpublished thesis) 10 certain papyrus Greek BC 125 - 100 (limit)