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Artefact ID569
TM IDTM 61640
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Rotulus 5 (1949): papyrus no. 2191; Gregory-Aland 0258; Uncial 0258

Parchment fragment containing parts of the Gospel of John 10:25-26 and possibly 10:40 as well (see Schmid et al. 2007: 25).

The parchment fragment measures 4.7 x 4 cm, and preserves 5 lines of text per page in one column. The text is written in uncials, and contains one nomen sacrum.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical)
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria

Palaeography. Dated to the 4th c. in Nestle-Aland ("0258").

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown.

Accession number

The present location of the fragment is unknown. It was previously stored in Oegstgeest as part of the private collection of von Scherling, with inv. number unknown.


Editio princeps:

· Scherling, Erik von. 1949. Rotulus. A bulletin for manuscript collectors 5. Description no. 2191.

Additional bibliography:

· Schmid, U. B., Elliott, W. J., and Parker, D. C. 2007. The New Testament in Greek IV: The Gospel According to St. John. Vol 2: The Majuscules. Leiden: Brill. 25, record no. 0258.

· van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 452.

· Worp, K. A. and Renate Decker. 2012. "Missing Papyri The Greek and Coptic Papyri in the von Scherling Papyrus Collection". Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 49. 183, no. 2191.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 569", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,