Bernini, Andrea (2019) New evidence for Colonia Aelia Capitolina (P.Mich. VII 445 + inv. 3888c + inv. 3944k). In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Lingua: English
Title: New evidence for Colonia Aelia Capitolina (P.Mich. VII 445 + inv. 3888c + inv. 3944k)
Bernini, AndreaUNSPECIFIED
Date: June 2019
Number of Pages: 6
Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II'
Department: Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Nazione dell'editore: Spagna
Place of Publication: Barcellona
Publisher: Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat
Date: June 2019
Series Name: Scripta Orientalia 3
Page Range: pp. 557-562
Number of Pages: 6
Uncontrolled Keywords: Latin Papyri, Roman and Byzantine documents
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-ANT/05 - Papirologia
Access rights: Open access
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2019 10:20
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 08:35


The papyrus is relevant from the juridical point of view, since it contains one of the few Latin chirographa on papyrus, as well as from the historical viewpoint. The text (l. 3) mentions the Legio X Fretensis, which was stationed in Jerusalem by Titus in 70 CE just after the end of the first Jewish war (see e.g. Dąbrowa [1993] 9), along with the toponym in which the contract was signed (l. 2), supplemented as Coloṇ[iam Caesaream by Arangio-Ruiz (1948) 262. In fact, P.Mich. VII 445 is the only Latin papyrus to have been certainly written in Jerusalem. The provenance is unknown, for the papyrus was purchased in London in 1925, 2nd May, but it is likely to have been brought from Jerusalem to Egypt by a veteran.1 It was dated to 188 CE on the basis of the consular date in l. 1 (partially supplemented), which would point to the second consulships of both Seius Fuscianus and Marcus Servilius Silanus.


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