Writing in Graeco-Roman Egypt

Latin Documentary Text
(Acknowledgement of Debt)
2nd Century AD
Caesarea, Mauretania

P.Mich.inv 4301

Unlike the Latin book hand, this cursive hand is rather difficult for a modern audience to read. Although the letters are the same, the cursive style of writing uses different strokes to form letter shapes which are drastically different than those in the book hand. In the first line, the Roman numeral 12 is visible (XII with a line across the top) followed by "K. Martias".

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