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A COLLECTION OF GREEK AND COPTIC PAPYRI FRAGMENTS, [Egypt, 2nd to 4th century].
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A COLLECTION OF GREEK AND COPTIC PAPYRI FRAGMENTS, [Egypt, 2nd to 4th century].

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A COLLECTION OF GREEK AND COPTIC PAPYRI FRAGMENTS, [Egypt, 2nd to 4th century].
59 packets of papyri fragments, approximately 20 x 45mm to 300 x 100mm, the majority in Greek, from various manuscripts containing texts in a variety of hands and including documentary, petitionary and literary excerpts, receipts, contracts and accounts. A number of fragments belonged to the collection of David M. Robinson, a large part of which was subsequently bequeathed to the Library of the University of Mississippi. The collection is briefly described by William H. Willis in 'The New Collections of Papyri at the University of Mississippi', Proceedings of the IX International Congress of Papyrology, 1961, pp.381-82. Two of the packets were part of the collection of P. Deaton. The handwriting of the papyri, often cursive, ranges from the 2nd to the 4th century AD and some texts indicate a probable localisation in the Heptanomis region of Ancient Egypt. P.Rob.inv.22, for example, seems to be a fragment from a receipt for a wheat transaction (\Ksunagor[astikon]\k) in the small town of Bakchias, meris of Herakleides in Arsinoites nome (\Kapo kwm[hV] Bakciad[oV thV Herakleid]ou meridoV tou Arsinoitou nomou\k), on the western bank of the Nile, southwest of Memphis. Another fragment, from the second half of the second century, is a month's report of the \Ksitologoi\k of Theadelphia, also in Arsinoite nome.
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