A Perg. 2 – A Qur'anic Manuscript From 1st Century Hijra
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First Composed: 3rd November 2001
Last Updated: 28th March 2006
Assalamu ʿalaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:
1st century hijra.
A Perg. 2.
Sūrah al-Qaṣaṣ. Verses number : Verses 61 through 73 [hair side]. This is depicted in above figure. Verse 75 through 80 [flesh side].
Yellowish, thin parchment. In the top strongly damaged; ink "ate" sections of the material including the writing; brownish ink. The crease and remainder of a second page, whose text could not be identified, is available.
Austrian National Library, Vienna.
We are grateful to the Austrian National Library, Vienna, for providing us the manuscript.
 H. Loebenstein, Koranfragmente Auf Pergament Aus Der Papyrussammlung Der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Textband, 1982, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: Wein, pp. 23-26. This contains the description of the manuscript.
 H. Loebenstein, Koranfragmente Auf Pergament Aus Der Papyrussammlung Der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Tafelband, 1982, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: Wein, Tafel 1-2. This contains the pictures of the manuscript.
 A. Fedeli, "A. Perg. 2: A Non Palimpsest And The Corrections In Qur'anic Manuscripts", Manuscripta Orientalia, 2005, Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 20-27.
 B. Gruendler, The Development Of The Arabic Scripts: From The Nabatean Era To The First Islamic Century According To The Dated Texts, 1993, Harvard Semitic Series No. 43, Scholars Press: Atlanta, GA., p. 170.
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