Private letter (P.Duk.inv. 5 (b))


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72 dpi image of 5b

Catalogue Record

Title: Private letter, [not before 400]
Subject: Letter-writing, Coptic --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Personal correspondence --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : parchment codex leaf, mounted in glass ; 8 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 8.0 x 7.6 cm.
	6 lines.
	Small left margin.
	P.Duk.inv. 5 (b) was formerly P.Duk.inv. G 5 (b).
	Private letter from Egypt, written on parchment. Written
	over a washed-out text with part of Plato's Parmenides
	in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 5 (a)).
	In Coptic.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: Willis, William H. "A New Fragment of
	Plato's Parmenides on Parchment." Greek, Roman, and
	Byzantine Studies 12(1971): 548-549 (plate 6 following
	p. 544).  See also Willis, William H. "A Parchment
        Palimpsest of Plato at Duke University and the Ilias
        Ambrosiana," in: Akten des XIII. Internationalen
        Papyrologen-Kongresses (München 1974) 461 (plate 6).

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