|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.
|TM Number||TM 61429|
|Contents||Livius, Ab Urbe Condita (37–40, 48–55 epitome, fragm.).|
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 and 34. ☛Suppl. 208 p.8. ☛Seider, Paläographie II.1 no. 34, pl. XIX. ☛Cairo, Egyptian Museum PSI 1291. ☛P. Oxy. 4 668.
|Last modified||29 November 2017|