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EW1308

* An early Christian Papyrus Fragment, ca. 4th - 5th century AD

In two parts, the first comprising a one line strip pasted upside down and containing a line of writing in Greek in more formal, uncial handwriting, but still probably from a documentary text.  The second, larger piece also a Greek documentary text, the first two lines with Greek cursive handwriting, probably a private letter or contract, the third line, in a different documentary cursive hand is written in Coptic, followed in the fourth line by two Christian crosses (which in this period often begin or conclude texts). The last two words of the second line of the cursive Greek text are KAI KAISAROS ('and Caesar').

Condition:Fragment as described, custom framed using black conservation materials.

Dimensions: Fragment Length: 8.5 cm (3.3 inches), Frame Dimensions: 27 cm (10.6 inches) x 23 cm (9.1 inches) 

Provenance:  Private Australian collection, acquired in the 1970's.

 

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