Skip to content

Volume / Number: 3 / 293

CLA 293
  • Florence Italy Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana 19659 (P. S. I. 1347)
Script Uncial
Date VI (post 529) (530 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written in some important Eastern centre, probably at Byzantium, to judge by the type of uncial. Our fragments may come from a copy of the first edition, published in 529. Found in Egypt.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 65031
Support Papyrus
Contents Codex Iustinianus (7.16.41-42, 7.17.1, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a stately, roundish uncial of a distinct type which probably originated at Byzantium and is seen in the Laurentian Digests (3.295), in the new Gaius leaves (3.292), and in a number of other legal fragments (cf. CLA 2.211): the bow of uncial A is roundish; B is tall with the lower bow oval-shaped and inclined to the left; the hasta of uncial E is thin; N has the two uprights thick and the cross-stroke thin, as in Greek uncial; the bow of R descends to the base-line and the last stroke is almost horizontal. Some Latin corrections and some Greek interlinear commentary. In the lower margin of the verso is the Greek monogram Ιοαννης by a later hand.

Facsimile URL
Last modified 22 June 2017