A Perg. 186: A Qur'anic Manuscript From Middle Of 2nd Century Hijra In The Austrian National Library
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Middle of 2nd century hijra.
A Perg. 186.
Surah al-Sajda verse 26 to Surah al-Ahzab verse 6 on hair side [above figure]. Surah al-Ahzab verse 6 to 16 on flesh side.
Yellowish, medium strong parchment, showing holes and breaks. The center section is "dirty"; dark-brown ink. The edges are damaged.
Austrian National Library, Vienna.
We are grateful to the Austrian National Library, Vienna, for providing us the manuscript.
On The Origins Of The Kufic Script
 H. Loebenstein, Koranfragmente Auf Pergament Aus Der Papyrussammlung Der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Textband, 1982, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: Wein, pp. 40-41. This contains the description of the manuscript.
 H. Loebenstein, Koranfragmente Auf Pergament Aus Der Papyrussammlung Der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Tafelband, 1982, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: Wein, Tafel 16-17. Tafel 16 is reproduced above.
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