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Artefact ID265
TM IDTM 62040
Findspot (DEChriM ID)28   (al-Bahnasā)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

P.Oxy. VI 845; Aland AT74

Fragment from a papyrus codex containing Psalms 68:30-37 and 70:3-8, written in a large and clear cursive hand. No lection signs beyond diaresis. Usual contractions.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from300
Date to499
Dating criteria

Palaeography. Dated to mid 4th / mid 5th c. by 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

Cairo, Egyptian Museum, JdE 41083.


Editio princeps:

· Hunt, Arthur S. and Bernard Grenfell. 1908. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, part VI. Published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs. London. 1-2, no. 845.

Additional bibliography:

· Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Altes Testament 74.

· Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Göttingen. 292-293, descr. no. 2042.

· van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 168.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 265", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,