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CLA 223
  • Manchester United Kingdom John Rylands Library Gr. 42
Script Rustic Capital
Date I (1 - 99)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. Found in Egypt.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 62690
Support Papyrus
Contents Sallustius, Bellum Iugurthinum (31.7).
Script Commentary

Script is a bold, handsome Rustic capital with strong contrast between thin and thick strokes. Letter U approaches the uncial form—normally a feature of the later stage of Rustic capital. On the verso are found the ends of two lines in Greek cursive which experts assign to the fourth or fifth century.


☛CLA first-edition and Seider date (IV) and CLA second-edition date (III) changed to follow P. Radiciotti, Scrittura e Civiltà 22 (1998) 367 n. 44 and G. Cavallo, Pap. Flor. 36 (2005), p. 206. ☛Cavenaile, CPL 30. ☛Seider, Paläographie II.1, no. 22 pl. XIII. ☛R. Funari, Corpus dei papiri storici greci e latini. B.1.2. Caius Sallustius Crispus p. 63–72.

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