Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Fouad 40

20.5 x 6


Lease of land

(A.D. 35)

Agreement for lease of a parcel of grass-land already sown and under cultivation. The lease is for 8 1/2 months. The loss of the ends of the lines leaves some details in the dark. The text of the contract is in a rapid cursive, and the subscription of the lessor in rough, medium-sized uncials. The break in the papyrus is fairly regular.






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