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CLA 209
  • London United Kingdom British Library Papyrus 2052
Script Uncial
Date V ex (476 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain and doubtless an imporation: to be compared with CLA 3.294, which may be part of the same MS. Found at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt. Acquired by the British Museum in 1914.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 62044
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus, Pentateuchus (Vetus Latina, Gn 5.4–13, 29–31, 6.1–2).
Script Commentary

The script is a delicately formed early uncial: the bow of uncial A is very pointed; the hasta of uncial E is high, that of F fine and small; uncial M and N have forms unlike those found in the oldest Italian uncial; d has the half-uncial form in numerals; the ligature OS occurs at line-ends. New sections begin with a capital projecting into the margin. A large letter apparently began each column.


☛CLA first-edition provenance changed to follow second edition (adding comparandum). ☛Cavenaile, CPL 49. ☛P. Oxy. 8 1073. ☛DCLP.

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