|TM ID||TM 832440|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||26 (Dayr al-Ḥammām)||Class||Textual|
|Writing medium||Codex, Uncertain|
P.Lond.Copt. I 269; P.Fay.Copt. 4
Parchment fragment written in Coptic (Sahidic dialect) containing a homily or narrative (subject obscure).
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Theological), Coptic language|
Dated by Kahle 1954 to the fourth century, likely on both palaeographic and linguistic grounds. Crum 1893 had already noted archaic scripta, such as diaeresis on consonantal i, djinkim on word-initial pre-tonic e, etc.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
According to Crum, the fragment was found during Flinders Petrieʼs excavations at Dayr al-Ḥammām, in the Fayyūm, in 1889.
London, British Library Or. 5297(1)