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Artefact ID640
TM IDTM 62340
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

P.Amst. I 25; KV72

Papyrus fragment from a codex containing Origenes De principiis 3:1.6-8.

The fragment measures approx. 14.3 cm x 9.2 cm, and contains 17 and 19 lines of text on the verso and recto respectively. The lower margins are relatively tall (4.6 and 4.3 cm), and the verso precedes the recto. As there are 33 lines of text are missing between the verso and recto, the original amount of lines per page can be estimated to 52 lines per page. The folio itself probably measured 36 x 28 cm originally.

The hand is a small, narrow and relatively upright book hand.

For punctuation, the scribe employs a low or mid-point. The text contains diaeresesnomina sacra, diastole after οὐχ  in l. 4 recto (i.e., the following page) and a rough breathing in l. 15 verso.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Theological), Nomina sacra
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The ed. pr. places the text in the late 3rd or 4th c.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown.

Accession number

Amsterdam, University Library P. Sem. 194.


Reference edition:

∙ Salomons, R.P.,  P.J. Sijpesteijn, and K.A. Worp, eds. 1980. Die Amsterdamer Papyri I.  Zutphen. 50-51, papyrus no. 25 and plate no. 12.

Editio princeps:

∙ Treu, Kurt and Klaas A. Worp. 1979. "Origenes, De principiis III 1. 6-8 in einem Amsterdamer Papyrus". Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 35. 43-47.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Aland, Kurt. 1995. Repertorium der Griechischen Christlichen Papyri. II. Kirchenväter. Kirchenväter 72.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 640", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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