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Volume / Number: 2 / 223

CLA 223
Shelfmarks
  • 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.

Notes

☛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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