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Artefact ID469
TM IDTM 61705
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentLiterary

Salonius 1927: 109-110; Gregory-Aland 057

Parchment fragment containing Luke Acts of the Apostles 3:5–6 and 10–12.

The fragment belonged to a parchment sheet of  originally approx. 10 x 13 cm (estimated by the ed. pr.) which would have contained 27 lines per page. The text is divided into two columns (ca. 5 cm wide), with 6 lines remaining in col. I and 15 in col. II (VanHaelst gives 8 and 16 lines respectively). The hair-side remains blank.

The script is a careful, rounded book hand, which suggests a date within the turn of the 4/5 c. The letters are quite small, measuring approx 2 mm tall.

Punctuation occurs in the shape of dicola or a high point, and there are no abbreviations or nomina sacra (e.g. ισραηλ[ιται], commonly abbreviated, is written out in full in col. II l. 15-16). Verse end is demarcated by a horizontal stroke, as can be visible in col. II l. 4/5.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical)
Date from300
Date to499
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The rounded book hand suggests a dating between the 4th and 5th c.; see ed. pr.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context


Accession number

Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung P. 9808


Editio princeps:

∙ Salonius, A. H. 1927. "Die griechischen Handschriftenfragmente des Neuen Testaments in den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin." Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der Älteren Kirche 26: 97-119.

Additional bibliography:

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 474.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 469", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,