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Volume / Number: S / 1722

CLA 1722
  • Manchester United Kingdom John Rylands Library Gr. 474
Script Early Half-Uncial
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, presumably in an important centre of legal studies in the Eastern part of the Roman Empire and probably in Berytos. Acquired by the John Rylands Library in 1917.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 61414
Support Papyrus
Contents Iustinianus, Digesta (, Edicta (26); Ulpianus, Opus incertum?
Script Commentary

Script is sloping early half-uncial with uncial admixture (A, G, S) to be compared with Reinach Papyrus 2219 at the Sorbonne (CLA 5.700) and Colt Papyrus 1 in New York (CLA 11.1652):the bow of A is oval and the oblique second stroke tends to be curved, as in Greek; the tail of G is long; the foot of L goes below the line, extending beneath the following letter; the bows of p and q are compressed; the upright of r goes below the line; the cross-stroke of t has a thickening at both ends; u is cup-shaped. Two contemporary glosses are seen on fragment b: one on the recto in Greek, the other on the verso in Latin.


☛CLA date (V) changed to follow date of text. ☛S. Ammirati, JJP 40 (2010), p. 89. ☛McNamee, Annotations (ASP 45, 2007), p. 507 no. 2974.

Last modified 04 July 2017