P Leiden/London, recto cols. 4-7, verso cols. 28vo-30vo. Papyrus written with black ink; demotic text recto and verso: spells and recipes; Old Coptic glosses and Greek recitation.   On the recto are a series of spells and recipes arranged in twenty-nine columns written between ruled lines. These include spells for divination, love spells, poisons and spells of healing. On the verso are apparently discontinuous memoranda, prescriptions and short invocations.     Column 4 contains a spell for a revelation, including a recitation written in Greek that is to be read in the opposite direction to the demotic (4/9-19). This is followed by two further spells for visions. Column 5 contains a spell for 'a tested god's arrival', that is, for a vision in a dream. There follows a recitation in which the magician identifies himself with various magical names.   The remainder of the spells in this section of the papyrus is another 'inquiry of the lamp'.    Recto:   PDM xiv. 93-114 (col. 4/1-22):  A Casting for Inspection (Horoscope).  PDM xiv. 115 (col. 4/23): Spell for Vision(?).  PDM xiv. 116 (col. 4/24): (Another) Spell for Vision(?).  PDM xiv. 117-149 (col. 5/1-33): A Tested 'God's Arrival'.  PDM xiv. 150-219 (cols. 6/1-7/34): An Inquiry of the Lamp (NB: this spell concludes on 10070/3, col. 8/11).    Verso:  PDM xiv. 1180-81 (col. 28vo/1-2): Fragment from Invocation.  PDM xiv. 1182-87 (col. 29vo/1-6): Spell to Cause Madness.  PDM xiv. 1188-89 (col. 30vo/1-2): Love Spell(?).  PDM xiv. 1190-93 (col. 30vo/3-6):  Another Love Spell.  PDM xiv. 1194-95 (col. 30vo/7-8): Another Love Spell.  PDM xiv. 1196-98 (col. 30vo/9-11): Another Love Spell.    The spells are typical products of the syncretistic culture of Late Antiquity.  This very late demotic papyrus was sold in two parts in Thebes, the first part going to London and the second to Leiden, where it proved important in deciphering the demotic script, since the text contains glosses in a mixture of Greek and demotic characters now known as Old Coptic. The entire roll measured some 5 m.    Thompson's MS Catalogue: "Writing on both sides. recto (horiz. fibres) 10 cols. averaging 8 1/2 x 8 in. verso (vert. fibres) 9 small cols." [regarding all London fragments, 10070/1-3].

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P Leiden/London, recto cols. 4-7, verso cols. 28vo-30vo. Papyrus written with black ink; demotic text recto and verso: spells and recipes; Old Coptic glosses and Greek recitation. On the recto are a series of spells and recipes arranged in twenty-nine columns written between ruled lines. These include spells for divination, love spells, poisons and spells of healing. On the verso are apparently discontinuous memoranda, prescriptions and short invocations. Column 4 contains a spell for a revelation, including a recitation written in Greek that is to be read in the opposite direction to the demotic (4/9-19). This is followed by two further spells for visions. Column 5 contains a spell for 'a tested god's arrival', that is, for a vision in a dream. There follows a recitation in which the magician identifies himself with various magical names. The remainder of the spells in this section of the papyrus is another 'inquiry of the lamp'. Recto: PDM xiv. 93-114 (col. 4/1-22): A Casting for Inspection (Horoscope). PDM xiv. 115 (col. 4/23): Spell for Vision(?). PDM xiv. 116 (col. 4/24): (Another) Spell for Vision(?). PDM xiv. 117-149 (col. 5/1-33): A Tested 'God's Arrival'. PDM xiv. 150-219 (cols. 6/1-7/34): An Inquiry of the Lamp (NB: this spell concludes on 10070/3, col. 8/11). Verso: PDM xiv. 1180-81 (col. 28vo/1-2): Fragment from Invocation. PDM xiv. 1182-87 (col. 29vo/1-6): Spell to Cause Madness. PDM xiv. 1188-89 (col. 30vo/1-2): Love Spell(?). PDM xiv. 1190-93 (col. 30vo/3-6): Another Love Spell. PDM xiv. 1194-95 (col. 30vo/7-8): Another Love Spell. PDM xiv. 1196-98 (col. 30vo/9-11): Another Love Spell. The spells are typical products of the syncretistic culture of Late Antiquity. This very late demotic papyrus was sold in two parts in Thebes, the first part going to London and the second to Leiden, where it proved important in deciphering the demotic script, since the text contains glosses in a mixture of Greek and demotic characters now known as Old Coptic. The entire roll measured some 5 m. Thompson's MS Catalogue: "Writing on both sides. recto (horiz. fibres) 10 cols. averaging 8 1/2 x 8 in. verso (vert. fibres) 9 small cols." [regarding all London fragments, 10070/1-3].

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  • P Leiden/London, recto cols. 4-7, verso cols. 28vo-30vo. Papyrus written with black ink; demotic text recto and verso: spells and recipes; Old Coptic glosses and Greek recitation.   On the recto are a series of spells and recipes arranged in twenty-nine columns written between ruled lines. These include spells for divination, love spells, poisons and spells of healing. On the verso are apparently discontinuous memoranda, prescriptions and short invocations.     Column 4 contains a spell for a revelation, including a recitation written in Greek that is to be read in the opposite direction to the demotic (4/9-19). This is followed by two further spells for visions. Column 5 contains a spell for 'a tested god's arrival', that is, for a vision in a dream. There follows a recitation in which the magician identifies himself with various magical names.   The remainder of the spells in this section of the papyrus is another 'inquiry of the lamp'.    Recto:   PDM xiv. 93-114 (col. 4/1-22):  A Casting for Inspection (Horoscope).  PDM xiv. 115 (col. 4/23): Spell for Vision(?).  PDM xiv. 116 (col. 4/24): (Another) Spell for Vision(?).  PDM xiv. 117-149 (col. 5/1-33): A Tested 'God's Arrival'.  PDM xiv. 150-219 (cols. 6/1-7/34): An Inquiry of the Lamp (NB: this spell concludes on 10070/3, col. 8/11).    Verso:  PDM xiv. 1180-81 (col. 28vo/1-2): Fragment from Invocation.  PDM xiv. 1182-87 (col. 29vo/1-6): Spell to Cause Madness.  PDM xiv. 1188-89 (col. 30vo/1-2): Love Spell(?).  PDM xiv. 1190-93 (col. 30vo/3-6):  Another Love Spell.  PDM xiv. 1194-95 (col. 30vo/7-8): Another Love Spell.  PDM xiv. 1196-98 (col. 30vo/9-11): Another Love Spell.    The spells are typical products of the syncretistic culture of Late Antiquity.  This very late demotic papyrus was sold in two parts in Thebes, the first part going to London and the second to Leiden, where it proved important in deciphering the demotic script, since the text contains glosses in a mixture of Greek and demotic characters now known as Old Coptic. The entire roll measured some 5 m.    Thompson's MS Catalogue: "Writing on both sides. recto (horiz. fibres) 10 cols. averaging 8 1/2 x 8 in. verso (vert. fibres) 9 small cols." [regarding all London fragments, 10070/1-3].

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  • P Leiden/London, recto cols. 4-7, verso cols. 28vo-30vo. Papyrus written with black ink; demotic text recto and verso: spells and recipes; Old Coptic glosses and Greek recitation.   On the recto are a series of spells and recipes arranged in twenty-nine columns written between ruled lines. These include spells for divination, love spells, poisons and spells of healing. On the verso are apparently discontinuous memoranda, prescriptions and short invocations.     Column 4 contains a spell for a revelation, including a recitation written in Greek that is to be read in the opposite direction to the demotic (4/9-19). This is followed by two further spells for visions. Column 5 contains a spell for 'a tested god's arrival', that is, for a vision in a dream. There follows a recitation in which the magician identifies himself with various magical names.   The remainder of the spells in this section of the papyrus is another 'inquiry of the lamp'.    Recto:   PDM xiv. 93-114 (col. 4/1-22):  A Casting for Inspection (Horoscope).  PDM xiv. 115 (col. 4/23): Spell for Vision(?).  PDM xiv. 116 (col. 4/24): (Another) Spell for Vision(?).  PDM xiv. 117-149 (col. 5/1-33): A Tested 'God's Arrival'.  PDM xiv. 150-219 (cols. 6/1-7/34): An Inquiry of the Lamp (NB: this spell concludes on 10070/3, col. 8/11).    Verso:  PDM xiv. 1180-81 (col. 28vo/1-2): Fragment from Invocation.  PDM xiv. 1182-87 (col. 29vo/1-6): Spell to Cause Madness.  PDM xiv. 1188-89 (col. 30vo/1-2): Love Spell(?).  PDM xiv. 1190-93 (col. 30vo/3-6):  Another Love Spell.  PDM xiv. 1194-95 (col. 30vo/7-8): Another Love Spell.  PDM xiv. 1196-98 (col. 30vo/9-11): Another Love Spell.    The spells are typical products of the syncretistic culture of Late Antiquity.  This very late demotic papyrus was sold in two parts in Thebes, the first part going to London and the second to Leiden, where it proved important in deciphering the demotic script, since the text contains glosses in a mixture of Greek and demotic characters now known as Old Coptic. The entire roll measured some 5 m.    Thompson's MS Catalogue: "Writing on both sides. recto (horiz. fibres) 10 cols. averaging 8 1/2 x 8 in. verso (vert. fibres) 9 small cols." [regarding all London fragments, 10070/1-3].

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