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Artefact ID566
TM IDTM 61870
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

MPER N.S. XXIX 49; Gregory-Aland 0185; Uncial 0185

Fragment (measuring 12.5 x 5.3 cm) containing the epistle of Paul: 1 Corinthians 2:5-6, 9 and 13, as well as 3:2-3.

The epistle is written in two columns with 24 lines of text per column. The recto preserves 1Cor. 2:5-6 and 9, and the verso preserves 2:13 and 3:2-3. The verso is paginated in the upper margin as page "ΝΒ" (52). The text contains several nomina sacra.

The parchment is rastrated, and the text is written along the scratch lines. The hand is a Biblical majuscule.

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

Palaeography. Placed in the 4/5 c. by the ed. pr. The fragment is places earlier (in the 4th c.) by the ref. ed.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown, but the Fayum is suggested in the ref. ed.

Accession number

Vienna, Nationalbibliothek G 39787


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. 49 and plate no. 43.

Editio princeps:

∙ Wessely, Carl. 1914. Studien zur Palaeographie und Papyruskunde XV: Griechische und koptische Texte theologischen. Leipzig. 104, papyrus no. 235.

Additional bibliography:

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 504.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 566", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,