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CLA 246
  • Oxford United Kingdom Bodleian Library MS. Lat. Class. e. 20 (P) [S.C. 36980]
Script Early Half-Uncial
Date V (401 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. Found at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 62693
Support Papyrus
Contents Sallustius, Bellum Catilinarium (6.2.6–7).
Script Commentary

Script shows an early stage of half-uncial, with letters varying greatly in size and yet producing a calligraphic effect. There is a tendency to inflate the bows of round letters and to compress the vowels. Very striking are the angular shapes of m and r, also seen in the Vienna and Berlin leaves of De Formula Fabiana (CLA 8.1042 and 10.**1042) and in other legal fragments.


☛Cavenaile, CPL 32. ☛Seider, Paläographie II.1, no. 40, pl. XXII.

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