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CLA 227
  • Milan Italy Università Cattolica P. Med. number unknown
  • Manchester United Kingdom John Rylands Library Gr. 478
  • Alexandria Egypt Bibliotheca Alexandrina (exhibited) [85644]
Script Early Half-Uncial
Date IV (301 - 400)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. Found at Oxyrhynchus or in the Fayum. Acquired by the John Rylands Library in 1920. See CLA 3.367.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 62954
Support Papyrus
Contents Vergilius, Aeneis (1.235–43, 247–61, 270–74, 406–14, 418–26, 633–40, 702–7, 711–19), cum versione Graeca.
Script Commentary

An accent marking long quantity is seen on our plate (croceō). Script is an early example of half-uncial, with uncial A and G showing the uncial form; r is half-uncial and square shouldered; the foot of l descends obliquely below the line; the Latin letters N, O, P, and T conform to the Greek norm. Experts assign the Greek uncial to the third or early fourth century. See also CLA 10.227.


☛CLA first-edition provenance changed to follow second edition (adding acquisition date). ☛P. Mil. 1.1 1 (Daris, Sergio). ☛L. Koenen, ZPE 11 (1973), p. 219–230 no. 3. ☛M. Fressura, Studi di Egittologia e di Papirologia 4 (2007), p. 77–97. ☛Cavenaile, CPL 1–3. ☛Scappaticcio, Papyri Vergilianae 5a. ☛P. Mil. 1 1 (Calderini, Aristide). ☛Formerly Cairo, Egyptian Museum JdE 85644 a–b. ☛Formerly Milan, Private collection Jacovelli-Vita number unknown.

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