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Artefact ID754
TM IDTM 61793
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

P.Köln II 80; P.Koeln II 80; Gregory-Aland P86; 𝔓86; NT86

Papyrus fragment from a folio containing the Gospel of Matthew 5:13-16 and 5,:22-25. 

The fragment measures 9.5 x 8 cm, and preserves 10 lines of text on the recto and 11 on the verso. The recto precedes the verso. The original size is estimated to have been 14 x 28 cm with approx. 31 lines of text; see ed. pr.

The hand is described as resembling documentary script, and for punctuation, the scribe employs high points. There are diaereses in line 3 (recto) and line 7 (verso), as well as a marked rough breathing in line 3 (verso).

The text appears to generally agree with the MS N and the "Egyptian" text type; see ed. pr.

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

Palaeography. Dated to beginning of the 4th c. by the ed. pr, which is extended to the whole 4th c. by the palaeographers W. Clarysse and P. Orsini; see Clarysse / Orsini 2012: 471.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown.

Accession number

Cologne, University Papyrus Collection, P. 5516.


Reference edition:

∙ Kramer, Bärbel. 1978. Kölner Papyri II. Kramer, B. and D. Hagedorn, eds. Pap.Colon. VII/2. Opladen. 88-89, papyrus no. 80.

Editio princeps:

∙ Charalampakis, Christophoros, Dieter Hagedorn, D. Kaimakis, D. and Lothar Thüngen. 1974. "". Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 14. 37-40.

Additional bibliography:

· Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Neues Testament 86.

∙ Clarysse, Willy and Pasquale Orsini. 2012. "Early new testament manuscripts and their dates: A critique of theological palaeography". Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 88. 443-474.

∙ Comfort, Philip W. and David P. Barrett. 1999. The complete text of the earliest New Testament manuscripts. Grand Rapids, Michigan. 605-606.

∙ Jaroš, Karl. 2006. Das Neue Testament nach den ältesten griechischen Handschriften (CD-Rom). Wien-Würzburg: Echter. 3810-3815, no. 2.11.

∙ Schmidt, Andreas. 1989. "Zum Papyrus P. Köln II 80: Kai katapateisthai oder kai pateisthai als Aussage des Korrektors?". Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 35. 13.

∙ Treu, Kurt. 1980. "Christliche Papyri VII". Archiv Für Papyrusforschung 27. 251–258.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 342 a.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 754", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,