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CLA 367
  • Alexandria Egypt Bibliotheca Alexandrina (exhibited) [85644]
  • Manchester United Kingdom John Rylands Library Gr. 478
  • Milan Italy Università Cattolica Pap. Med. without number
Script Early Half-Uncial
Date IV (301 - 400)
Origin and Provenance

Written no doubt in Egypt, where it was acquired from an unknown source by Eugenic Griffini Bey, Librarian of King Fuad. Came to the Sacro Cuore in the collection of Ricardo Vita and Diego Jacovelli. Four other fragments of similar bilingual Virgils are known. See CLA 2.227.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 62954
Support Papyrus
Contents Vergilius, Aeneis cum versione Graeca (1.235–243, 247–261, 270–274, 406–414, 418–426, 633–640, 702–707, 711–719).
Script Commentary

Script is an early type of half-uncial written by a scribe schooled in the Greek style of calligraphy: A has the uncial form; b is half-uncial; d, , and m do not occur but were presumably half-uncial; r has the characteristic sickle-shaped shoulder found in other papyri in half-uncial script; is half-uncial. The Greek is good round uncial showing some corrections.


☛CLA date (V) changed to follow CLA 6 p. X. ☛Cavenaile, CPL 1–3. ☛Scapatticcio, Papyri Vergilianae 5c. ☛Formerly Cairo, Egyptian Museum JdE 85644 a–b. ☛Formerly Milan, Private collection Jacovelli-Vita number unknown.

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