Amherst Coptic Papyrus 25.5.

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Amh. Copt. Pap. 25.5
Amherst Coptic Papyrus 25.5.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
1 pane of glass containing 1 papyrus fragment ; 161 x 260 mm
Brought to a dealer in Luxor from Hū, ancient Diospolis Parva, according to Archibald Henry Sayce, who saw the manuscript at Luxor before its acquisition; purchased by Lord Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney, in the winter of 1905-1906; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Manuscript fragments from a papyrus codex life of St. Pachomius; written in Egypt.
Lefort (1913; 1933, IV; 1943, LXIII-LVI) reordered the fragments according to contents, as follows: fragments 32, 1-3, 8, 4-6, 7, 31, 9, 14-30. Fragments 1-2 are successive leaves, as are fragments 8, 4-6, in that order.
Written area ca. 234 x 203 mm. Divisions: (20)v b: decorative mark (?) in margin at end of section; (12)v: ekthesis, enlarged initial, and paragraphus sign (zeta-shaped coronis) setting off paragraph; (17)r: zeta-shaped coronis (or ?diple); ekthesis and slightly enlarged initial setting off paragraphs (only a few instances preserved).
Script: Upright. 10 lines = ca. 93 mm
Superlineation: Connective? Punctuation: Raised dot in conjunction with a space. Tremas.
Collation: ? No remains of signatures, quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Decoration: page numbers with horizontal rule below, extended letter.

Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
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