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Artefact ID509
TM IDTM 64328
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Daris 1972: 114-115, no. 11.

Fragment (5.5 x 6.5 cm) from a folio containing a theological treatise.

The fragment is torn on all sides, and preserves parts of 8 lines of text on the recto and 9 lines on the verso. Due to its fragmentary state, it is difficult to decipher the sequence of the pages.

Within the text, the connective καί is abbreviated in l. 3 (recto) and there are several ligatures. There are no nomina sacra.

The text appears to be a theological treatise that concerns the superiority of agape over pistis. The content could suggest that the fragment belonged to a larger work.

The hand is a clear, semi-uncial with several ligatures, and the impression is that of a hasty, trained scribe; see Mugridge 2016: 398.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Theological)
Date from200
Date to399
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The semi-uncial, clear hand places the fragment in the end of the 3rd or beginning of the 4th c.; see ed. pr.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown.

Accession number

Milan, Università Cattolica, P.Med. 277.


Editio princeps:

∙ Daris, Sergio. 1972. "Papiri letterari dell'Università Cattolica di Milano." Aegyptus 52, 114-115, no. 11 and 80.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Mugridge, Alan. 2016. Copying Early Christian Texts: A study of scribal practice. Heidelberg, 398, no. 508.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 509", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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