Amherst Coptic Papyrus 15.

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Record ID: 
77262
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Amh. Copt. Pap. 15
Title: 
Amherst Coptic Papyrus 15.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1914) in 1912.
Description: 
1 pane of glass containing 1 papyrus fragment ; 250 x 135 mm, 220 x 130 mm
Provenance: 
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).
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Manuscript fragments from two leaves of a papyrus codex which may be an encomium on St. Mark Evangelist; written in Egypt.
Text: Title (only the end is preserved): "last day of the month of Barmūda (April 25 Julian). In God's peace. Amen." Incipit: "I owe you a great debt, O holy Mark." Edited and translated into English by Crum.
Divisions: Ekthesis, slightly enlarged initial, and paragraphus sign (zeta-shaped coronis) setting off paragraphs; title on the recto of fragment (1) separated from text by a double dot-and-dash divider.
Script: Upright. 10 lines = ca. 107 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised dot in conjunction with a space. Tremas.
Collation: ? No remains of signatures, quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.

Language: 
Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
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