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CLA 208
  • London United Kingdom British Library Papyrus 1532 Ro
  • Cairo Eygpt Egyptian Museum SR 3796 25/1/55/2 (11) Ro
Script Mixed Half-Uncial
Date III¹ (201 - 250)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Egypt. Found at Oxyrhynchus in 1903 along with cursive documents of the second, third, and fourth centuries. In the second half of the third century the back of the roll was used to write the Epistle to the Hebrews in Greek uncial (P. Oxy. 4 657), which furnishes a terminus ad quem for the Latin script. Acquired by the British Museum in 1906.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 61429
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Contents Livius, Ab Urbe Condita (37–40, 48–55 epitome, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is calligraphic but provincial: A, E, G, S are in uncial; b, d, r, m are distinctly half-uncial; the bow of A, is very pointed; the tail of G is barely suggested; the first stroke of N often descends below the line; the bows of P and Q are small and high above the base line.


☛CLA first-edition date (III–IV) changed to follow second edition; first-edition date of Hebrews text (first half of the fourth century) changed to follow second edition. ☛Cavenaile, CPL 33 + 34. ☛Suppl. 208 p.8. ☛Seider, Paläographie II.1 no. 34, pl. XIX. ☛Cairo, Egyptian Museum PSI 1291. ☛P. Oxy. 4 668. ☛DCLP.

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