I'd lost the link to that site, and was not aware that it had the pics (I
crashed on the papyri selections frame-page, but I'll get to it).
I had thought, in line w an old copy of NTApocrypha (H-S), that these all
were from about 200.
This is great. Thanks again for the link.
In a message dated 7/18/2 10:26:25 AM, you wrote:
The POxy fragments of Thomas represent three separate texts. POxy 1, a
fragment of a codex, POxy 654 a scroll and the 8 fragments (6 survive) of
POxy 655, also a scroll. They range palaeographically from around 200 CE
(POxy1) to 300 CE. The scope of the oxyrhynchus papyri can be seen at:
I am sure that the Grenfel and Hunt paper gives some palaeographic data.
The fonts of scribal schools were fairly consistent. Attributing any of the
Thomas fragments to a specific hand of any of the other Oxyrhynchus papyri
of the same time period would be difficult indeed.