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Artefact ID249
TM IDTM 61980
Findspot (DEChriM ID)28   (al-Bahnasā)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

P.Oxy. X 1226; Aland AT47

A papyrus fragment (upper corner) of a leaf from a papyrus codex containing the Psalms 7.9-12 and 8.1-4. The verses are written stichometrically, with the initial letters of each stichos being slightly enlarged. The handwriting is a round upright uncial, showing a tendency towards cursive forms.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from200
Date to399
Dating criteria


Dated to late 3rd / early 4th c. in the ed. pr. 

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

The fragment was found in al-Bahnasā (Oxyrhynchos) during the excavations of Bernard Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt.

Accession number

Liverpool, University Library Class. Gr. Libr. 424.


Editio princeps:

· Hunt, Arthur S. and Bernard Grenfell. 1914. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, part X. Published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs. London. 11-12, no. 1226.

Additional bibliography:

· Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Altes Testament 47.

· Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Göttingen. 298, descr. no. 2025.

· van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 99.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 249", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,