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CLA 207
  • London United Kingdom British Library Papyrus 745
Script Mixed Rustic Capital and Uncial
Date I med–II med (ca. 100) (51 - 150)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. Found at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt. Acquired by the British Museum in 1900.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 63267
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Contents Fragmentum de Bellis Macedonicis.
Name De Bellis Macedonicis fragment.
Script Commentary

The script is expert and very ancient and the only extant specimen of its kind, combining elements from Rustic capital, uncial, and cursive: A, M, U are Rustic, , F, R are uncial; H has an angular bow; N is broad; q has the oblique descender of ancient cursive.


☛CLA first-edition date (III) and second-edition date (II) changed to follow J. Mallon, Emerita 16 (1949) 1–8 and S. Ammirati, Scripta 3 (2010) 43–4; added date of acquisition from second edition; added 'only extant specimen of its kind' from second edition; list of uncial letterforms corrected (B does not appear in the text). ☛R. Funari, Corpus dei papiri storici greci e latini, parte B. Storici latini, 2 Adespota 3 (p. 45–78). ☛P. Oxy. 1 30. ☛Cavenaile, CPL 43. ☛Seider, Paläographie II.1, no. 14 pl. X. ☛DCLP.

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