|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||18 (Qaṣr al-Dāḫila)||Class||Textual|
Letter from the foreman (keval/ for κεφαλαιωτής) Paham to Phoibamon and others (?) in Coptic (S). A Jacob and a Paul son of Psyros are further mentioned. The same foreman Paham authored O.al-Qasr 4. The lower part of the ostracon is badly preserved and the lower end is missing. Therefore, the content cannot be established. The text opens with a staurogram.
|Selection criteria||Christian symbols/gestures/isopsephy, Coptic language|
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
The ostracon belongs to two groups of ostraca described as follows: "Three were discovered above the floor of the room in which Trench 4 was situated, while the remaining nine were found within the confines of Sondage A related to the flooring and stratified contexts associated with the wall at the east end (i.e., what may be the ‘Roman wall’)." (Gardner 2012: 472). It is not clear to which of the two groups this ostracon belongs.
Unknown (the number mentioned above is taken from labels of images).