|TM ID||TM 59948|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||30 (al-Ašmūnayn)||Class||Textual|
Papyrus fragment containing parts of Eusebius Historia ecclesiastica 6:43.7-8 and 11-12.
The small fragment 7 lines of text on the recto and the verso. The folio is estimated to have contained 37 lines of text per page originally.
The text contains marked breathings and accentuation (rough breathing in l. 5, recto and l. 5 verso; grave accent in l. 6, recto; acute accent in l. 6, verso).
After the publication of the ed. pr., the text was identified as part of Eusebius's Church history by J. Callaghan; see ref. ed.
The fragment is possibly the first papyrus witness of this work, or of its preliminary stage, and contains parts of a letter from the Roman bishop Cornelius to Bishop Fabius of Antioch; see Treu 1978: 154.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Theological)|
Palaeography. The ed. pr. placed the fragment in the end of the 3rd / beginning of the 4th c. It has since been dated to the second half of the 4th c.; see Lenaerts 1983: 276 n. 5.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
The provenance is Hermoupolis Magna (al-Ašmūnayn), where it was excavated by Otto Rubensohn in 1905/06.
Berlin, SMPK Egyptian Museum, P. 17076.