Antique Christian Amulet
15 April 2016
Christian Prayer Amulet with a Tax Receipt on the Back.
In 2014 Dr Roberta Mazza found a late antique Christian amulet mentioning the Last Supper Eucharist formula among the unpublished Greek papyri held in the John Rylands Library. The papyrus leaflet was later re-used for writing a tax receipt, deciphered by Roberta using multispectral imaging technique performed by the Library's photographers. The final edition and commentary of the manuscript has recently been published in the peer-reviewed academic journal Zeitschrift für Papirologie und Epigraphik.
To find out more about Roberta's and the Institute's work on the Papyri collections visit http://www.jrri.manchester.ac.uk/research/current-research/research-projects/papyrus/