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Volume / Number: S / 1721

CLA 1721
  • Manchester United Kingdom John Rylands Library Gr. 473 Ro
  • Oxford United Kingdom Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms 68 6B 20/L (10–13)a
Script Rustic Capital
Date I (1 - 100)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. Found at Oxyrhynchus. The excellent script and generous margins suggest that the volume is an importation. The terminus ante quem is furnished by the Greek astronomical treatise (Gr. 527) on the back, which experts assign to the latter half of the third or the first half of the fourth century.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 62687
Support Papyrus
Contents Sallustius, Historiae (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is expert Rustic Capital of an old type; the general impression is that of slimness: A has no bar; B is decidedly tall; G has a tiny tail turning down; the bows of P and R are small; the second stroke of U is thin and often goes below the line; ligature of UM occurs at line-end. To be compared with the Herculaneum papyri (CLA 3.385, 386, 387) with which it has some slight resemblance; see also the Aulus Gellius palimpsest in Vatic. Palat. Lat. 24 (CLA 1.74).


☛Cavenaile, CPL 28. ☛CLA date (II–III) changed to follow, G. Cavallo, Ludus philologiae 8 (1996), p. 63–9 = G. Cavallo, Pap. Flor. 36 (2005), p. 203–8. Seider, Pal. Lat. Pap. II.1, dates to III–IV.

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