Papyrus Amherst 3a

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Papyrus Amherst 3a, Letter from Rome

Papyrus Amherst 3a is a fragment of a letter from Rome of an unknown author, written in Greek. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a scroll. It is dated to the third century. It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt. It is one from the earliest Christian documents. A certain Maximus the pope is mentioned in this document (probably a patriarch of Alexandria or pope of Rome).[1]

The measurements of the fragment are 209 by 235 mm.[1]

It belonged to the private collection of Lord Amherst in Norfolk. In 1908/1909 Lord Amherst sold his library.

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  1. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1900). The Amherst Papyri. London: Oxford University Press. pp. 28–30.