Papyrus 52: A Fragment of John’s Gospel

Recto: John Chapter 18, verses 31-33. P. Ryl. Gk. 457. Fragment of a leaf of a papyrus codex, 8.9 x 5.8 cm.; text 6.4 x 6 cm.; upper margin and part of inner margin preserved. Written in dark ink on papyrus light in colour and of good quality. On verso a κολλημα * or perhaps part of a strengthening strip to cover the fold of the sheet. First half of the second century.

Papyrus 52

* κολλημα: a place in a papyrus manuscript in which an additional strip of papyrus has been added so as to join together another page or sheet.