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Volume / Number: S / 1789

CLA 1789
  • Oxford United Kingdom Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms P. Ant. 153
Script Early Half-Uncial
Date V (401 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, presumably an important centre of legal studies in the Eastern part of the Roman Empire, possibly Berytos. Found at Antinoƫ.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 65085
Support Papyrus
Contents Fragmentum Iuris Romani.
Script Commentary

Script is a distinct type of sloping early half-uncial found in a number of contemporary legal manuscripts, suggesting an important centre, of which the Fragmentum de Formula Fabiana (CLA 8.1042, 10.**1042) is the best known representative: A, G, and S have the uncial form; b, d, m, and r are half-uncial; c, e, and o are compressed; the tail of G is thin; the foot of L swings to the right below the line; the top of m and the shoulder of r are markedly square; the oblique of N is thin; the top of T is ticked upward at the left and downward at the right (cf. the juristic fragment in Oxford, cal 2.248); the lower part of u is square; thick and thin strokes are strongly contrasted. Extensive marginalia in the same type of script, but smaller and more rounded.

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