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I don't know, Peter--a mere £100-150k for a 5th/6th c. biblical MS? That's what credit cards are for: you gotta want it to win it!
Andrew, such reasoning is behind the whole economic crisis. Summa summarum, it must have been caused by text-critics!
manuscripts, that is.
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See the Schoyen Collection website, under "THE HISTORY OF WESTERN SCRIPT: A MICROCOSM THAT TELLS A BIG STORY" for an explanation for the sale of part of the Schoyen CollectionIf you can't afford a mere 150-200 thousand pounds for an early biblical MS, you just missed buying for just 6,875 pounds an early MS of I Samuel. See the Christies website, under "A Collection of Fragments of Papyri, in Coptic and Arabic, Including a Papyrus Text of I Kingdoms (I Samuel)Matthew Hamilton
Update: the Wyman fragment of Romans in the Schoyen Collection (0220)was sold for 301,250 poundsMatthew Hamilton