|TM ID||TM 61792|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||64 (Aswān)||Class||Textual|
Emerita 27 (1959): 59-73; Uncial 0242
The parchment fragments (largest piece measuring 21 x 13.5 cm) containing the Gospel of Matthew 8:25-9:2, as well as 13:32-38 and 40-46.
The text is arranged in 2 columns per page with approx. 21 lines. The original size is estimated to have been 23 x 20 cm with 25 lines per column; see ed. pr. Above the verses of Matt. 13.33-34, there are references to the canons of Eusebius. Overall, the text is in Greek, but there is a note in Sahidic Coptic in the upper margin of the verso, which appears to be much later than the Greek text.
The hand is a Biblical majuscule, and there is no visible punctuation or abbreviations, such as nomina sacra. The text does contain diaereses.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Biblical)|
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
The provenance is uncertain, but the findspot was Aswān. The sites of ancient Syene and Elephantine are both good candidates. However, the fact that it is Ugo Monneret de Villard's name that appears in the records of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in relation to this fragment suggests that it could have been found at the Monastery of St Simeon in Aswān, where Monneret de Villard excavated between 1924 and 1926.
Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, inv. 513.
The fragment was previously stored in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, inv. JdE 71942.