Background and Physical Properties
- Recto + Verso
- 6.6 x 9.3 cm
- 5 lines
- Conservation Status
- Broken off at the left, right and bottom sides.
- Palaeographic Description
- McMillan in ed. princ.: The hand is similar to the Washington Manuscript of the Pauline Epistles (Plate XXXI in Hatch, The prinicipal Uncial Manuscripts of the New Testament).
- PJS in BASP 31, 1994, pp. 121-124: There is an upper margin of 2.7 cm. The text was written on the flesh side. The clear cut of the parchment at the bottom is to be noted. This piece was perhaps prepared for other use (e.g. bookbinding). The writing is in a biblical majuscule.; cf. Cavallo - Maehler, GBEBP, nos 24b, 25a, 25b.
- Ann Arbor
- (end) Vth century A.D. - (beginning) VIth century A.D.
- purchased in Egypt by B.P. Grenfell and F.W. Kelsey in March-April 1920
- Literary; christian
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Fragment of a Martyrology
- McMillan in ed. princ.: Although the text preserves only a dating formula, the fact that it is written in a literary hand strongly suggests that the text is from a martyrology, where formulas of this type are common. They may occur at the beginning or end of a martyrology. Since the text does not continue on the verso, we may assume that the piece is the last page of the codex. The mention of Diocletian in l 1 and Clodius Culcianus in l. 4 gives further evidence to support the supposition that this fragment is from a martyrology. Both of these men are mentioned by name in several martyrologies. The date mentioned in the text is: December 18, 307 A.D.
- PJS in BASP 31, 1994, pp. 121-124: There is writing on the other side of the papyrus, which seems to be unrelated to the text discussed here. The writing on the back stands upside down in relation to the main text, Coptic?
- Finally, PJS proposes that it is the end of a parchment codex which once contained the Passion of Saint Dioskorus.
- Subject Headings
- Saint Dioskorus
- Diocletianic era
- The twenty-fourth year of Diocletian, fifteen days before the Calens of January, the twenty-first day of the month Choiak, when Culcianus was prefect and ...
Information on Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections StudPap 16 McMillan JL 1977 69-72 McMillan JL, StudPap 16, 69-72, 1977 BASP 31 Sijpesteijn PJ 1994 121-124 Pl. 34 Sijpesteijn PJ, BASP 31, 121-124, 1994, Pl. 34
Information on Publications--Bibliography
- LDAB 6304
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- Year End
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- In public portfolios
- Early Christianity items: 142, owner: laurence.broadhurst (*)
- 3276 x 4535
- Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS UM)