|Date||III ex –IV in (275 - 325)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Origin presumably Africa, as palaeographical considerations suggest. The date, that is the terminus ante quem, is furnished by the accounts in Greek on the verso (now Pap. Bon. 3), which for internal reasons cannot be later than the second or third decade of the fourth century. This type of script is of unusual interest since it constitutes the variety of half-uncial in vogue, especially in the Roman colonies, before canonical half-uncial and uncial supplanted it. Found in Egypt, probably at Oxyrhynchus.
|TM Number||TM 64278|
|Contents||Exempla Litterarum Graeco-Latina.|
Script is the distinct type seen in the Livy Epitome in the British Museum, the Seneca palimpsest of Vatic. Palat. Lat. 24, the liturgical fragment in Manchester, and the Oxford papyrus of Livy (CLA 2.208 and 12.**208, 1.69; 12.1720; and 2.247): of special interest is the long thorn-like bow of A, found in the group above and also seen in the Makter inscription from Africa and in Codex k of the Gospels considered African (see CLA 4.465); noteworthy too is the scribe's taking pains to differentiate the Greek from the Latin A; the hasta of E is thin; G has a short tail; the bow of q is compressed and hangs high above the line; s is made in three strokes.
☛CLA date range (III–IV) changed to follow P. Orsini in letter cited by Trismegistos. ☛Cavenaile, CPL 275.
|Last modified||03 July 2017|