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P.Laur. III 55
Parchment fragments containing the Book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 26:1-2, 5-7, 27:29-30 and 28:1-8.
Two small parchment fragments (fragment A 5 x 2.7 cm; fragment B 5.7 x 8 cm) from different folios belonging to the same codex.
On fragment A, the hair-side precedes the flesh-side contextually, and on fragment B the flesh-side precedes the hair-side. The fragments could possibly constitute folios 2 and 7 of a quaternio; see Kraft 1982: 93. The original height is estimated to have been approx. 11 cm, producing a codex of a small format. The side margins have been lined by incision. Nomina sacra could be assumed in the lacunae; see Kraft 1982: 93.
The hand is a Biblical majuscule.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Biblical)|
Palaeography. The ed. pr. places the fragment in the 4th c.; the script is comparable to P.Vindob. G 19890 (Paul Romans from the 4th c., Fayûm) and P.Vindob. G 31489 (Paul Thessalonians from the late 5th c., provenance N/A). The date has more recently been expanded to include the first half of the 5th c. by comparison with the Codex Colberto-Sarravianus (4/5 c.).
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Provenance is unknown.
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, PL III 424.