|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||18 (Qaṣr al-Dāḫila)||Class||Textual|
Letter by the foreman (kuv/ for κεφαλαιωτής) Paham to the headmen of the imperial fort (pkastroN Mprro) in Coptic (S) regarding stipulations for the division of a garden plot or a field. The reverse contains a note confirming that the author does not intend to betray the addressee, mentioning the present document. The same Paham is also most probably the sender of O.al-Qasr 1. Initial staurogram and simple cross at the end.
|Selection criteria||Christian symbols/gestures/isopsephy, Coptic language|
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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).