|TM ID||TM 61969|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
P.Pisa Lit. 14; AT135; Aland AT135; P.Alex. 203 (Carlini 1972: 489-494)
Two papyrus fragments containing Isaias 48. The verso is blank.
Fragment A has preserved the ends of 14 lines, while fragment B has preserved parts of two columns. The ed. pr. estimates the intercolumnal space to have been 1,5 cm, and the original line amount to have been 27 lines per column.
The script is described as elegant, in an upright severe style and with clear alternation between thick and thin strokes. It contains some instances of trema and contractions in the form of nomina sacra. The ed. pr. suggest that chronological frame should be expanded to include the late 3rd c., although the consultation with G. Cavallo and C. H. Roberts favours the 4th c.
Considering the text internal similarities with the MS Coislinianus 191 (inter alia 5 shared errors), the ed. pr. indicates that P.Alex. 203 was akin to the Greek model of the Saidic version of Isaiah.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. The stylistic, uncial script suggests a date in the late 3rd or 4th c. The somewhat earlier date was suggested M. Manfredi through comparisons with the earlier P.Oxy. XXX 2516 (2nd c., Oxyrhynchus) and P.Oxy. V 843 (late 2nd c., Oxyrhynchus); see ed. pr.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Findspot and provenance are unknown.
Alexandria, Graeco-Roman Museum, P. 203.