Part One. The Greek Papyri — Codex IV (Codex_Part_I_IV)
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Twenty-six small bits of Greek texts written in hands of the fourth century A.D. So far as the content is identifiable they come from accounts. The large quantities of goods involved suggest that these were official and not private accounts, as is also the case with the documents in the cover of Codex V. The largest and best preserved fragments are transcribed below.

16. IV Ic. 13.9 × 4.2 cm. Text: ]____[ 2]ονʹ [. The last letters may be an abbreviation of ὀνόματος.

17. IV 2c. 6.5 × 3.5 cm. Text:

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].....ρ συνα[ . ]α . . [

] . οἴνου σ(πάθια) Γυιʹʹ . [

3410 spathia of wine

] Γρμδ’, ἀ̣φ’ ὦ̣ν[


Cite this page
Barns, J. W. B. and Shelton, John C., “Part One. The Greek Papyri — Codex IV (Codex_Part_I_IV)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 20 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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