|TM ID||TM 702431|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||28 (al-Bahnasā)||Class||Textual|
P.Oxy. LXXXII 5306: Christian amulet.
Fragmentary sheet of papyrus (measuring 16.5 x 8 cm) preserving 47 lines of text, and presenting an applied amulet for the healing of, and protection against fever for, a person by the name of Eulogia. The amulet employs the phrase “seal of the living god”, which possibly derives from the Apocalypse of John 7.2. This phrase appears in another Christian amulet from the 4th c., P. Chester Beatty inv. 1011.
There is a small diagram at the bottom consisting in a cross surrounded by nomina sacra and alpha-omega.
The papyrus sheet has signs of folding, as there is damage along 5 horizontal and 6 vertical folding lines. The text runs parallel with the fibres. The verso is blank.
|Selection criteria||Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Christian symbols/gestures/isopsephy, Nomina sacra, Biblical quote or paraphrase|
Palaeography. The ed. pr. suggests a date of 325-400.
The amulet is catalogued in the 4th c. "Oxyrhynchus Christian Amulet Dossier" (KYP A76), along with P.Oxy. VI 924 and P.Oxy LXXXII 5307, all written by the same copyist.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
The provenance is Oxyrhynchos (al-Bahnasā) during the excavations of Bernard Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt.
Oxford, Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms 104/3(a)