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Artefact ID565
TM IDTM 61708
Findspot (DEChriM ID)30   (al-Ašmūnayn)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

MPER N.S. XXIX 31; Gregory-Aland 0181; Uncial 0181

Fragment from a parchment codex containing the Second Gospel of Luke 9:59-10:14.

The parchment fragment measures 13.6 x 15,.4 cm, and the text is arranged in one column with 26 lines of text. The text contains several nomina sacra and diaereses, and no further dialectical signs or punctuation.

The Gospel is written in a Biblical majuscule.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from350
Date to450
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The parchment fragment is placed in the early 5th c. by Wessely in the ed. pr., which is expanded to the period between the mid-4th and mid-5th c. by the Porters in the ref. ed.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

The provenance is probably Hermoupolis (Al-Ašmūnayn); see the ref. ed.

Accession number

Vienna, Nationalbibliothek G 39778


Reference edition:

∙ Porter, Stanley E. and Wendy J. Porter, eds. 2008. Mitteilungen aus der Papyrussammlung der österreichischen Nationalbibliothek in Wien, Neue Serie. XXIX: New Testament Greek papyri and parchments. Vienna. Papyrus no. 31 and plate no. 26.

Editio princeps:

∙ Wessely, Carl. 1912. Studien zur Palaeographie und Papyruskunde XII: Griechische und koptische Texte theologischen. Leipzig. 241-242, papyrus no. 185a+b.

Additional bibliography:

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 415.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 565", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,