|TM ID||TM 16856|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||55 (Qarāra)||Class||Textual|
P.Lond. VI 1918: Letter to Apa Paieous.
After lengthy greetings, Charisios announces to Apa Paieous, head of the Melitian community in Hathor, the dispatch of provisions (dates, grapes, lentil meal and sweet olives), and expresses his intention to visit him.
Hand: neat, well-made semi-cursive, very much a letter hand, including diacritics (diaeresis, nomina sacra); typical Egyptian spelling (Bagnall 2018: 97).
Recto: written along fibres; Verso: Address, along fibres, between two diagrams marking the place where the string passed round the folded letter – thus confirming the frequent practice of folding letters in two directions before sealing them (see ed. pr. l. 21-22 n.).
|Selection criteria||Mention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Nomina sacra|
Range of Apa Paieous' archive
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Purchased with a lot comprising Papyri 2543-2551 from Maurice Nahman (b. 1868, d. 1948) in September 1923 (British library website – but ed. pr.: "acquired 1922").
London, British Library Pap 2546