Papyrus 102, P102

`Abd ar-Rahman Robert Squires & M S M Saifullah

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First Composed: 18 April 2000

Last Updated: 18 April 2000


Papyrus 102 (P.Oxy. 4402), P102


3rd / early 4th Century CE.


Oxyrhynchus, Egypt.


About 5 cm. x 3.3 cm. Click here to see the image.

This fragment is a tiny piece from the bottom corner of the page.


Recto, Matthew 4:11-12. Verso, Matthew 4:22-23.

Textual Character

To small to determine.


The hand is quite distinctive: alpha is sharply angled, the y-shaped upsilon descends well below the line and curves back at the foot (there is a similar curve on iota, kappa and rho), while omicron is small. There is a serif on the top left of sigma and the cross-bar of epsilon is high; both letters are straightbacked.


Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom.


[1] E. W. Handley et al., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, LXIV, 1997, 4 ff. (No. 4402).

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