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Volume / Number: S / 1694

CLA 1694
  • Cairo Eygpt Egyptian Museum SR 3796 25/1/55/2 (21)
Script Rustic Capital
Date IV (301 - 400)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, probably a centre where Greek was the familiar language. Found at Antinoë. Our fragment, along with that of the St John’s Gospel in Aberdeen, is one of the very few Christian texts in Rustic Capital, a rarity in Latin script.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 61867
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Epistula Pauli (Vetus Latina, Eph 6.5–6, 11–2).
Script Commentary

A parchment strip containing the Old Latin version of Ephesians 6.5–6 on the recto and Ephesians 6.11–2 in Greek on the verso. Script, by a somewhat inexpert scribe, is broadish Rustic capital not of the oldest type: the failure to space properly suggests that the scribe hardly understood what he was copying (e.g. NO N); the form of the O in the Greek conforms to the Latin norm, whereas the proper distinction is made between the Greek and Latin N.


☛CLA date (IV–V) changed to follow D. Minutoli, Anal. Pap. 26 (2014), p. 96. ☛PSI XIII 1306. ☛Cavenaile, CPL 51.

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