Digging through my computer, I found this image, named PK8r.jpg.

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I assume P stands for "Papyrus" and K for "Köln", but I couldn't find it online, neither on Kölner Papyri nor as a random online image. I am guessing r stands for "recto", so that would be the recto of some P. Köln 8, except there are tons of P. Köln 8 if 8 is taken as a volume number, and apparently none (numbers start at 50 here in the P. Köln series!). So is that "name" correct, or is there another number I'm missing after the 8? And is it known what the papyrus contains? I mean, has it been linked to something else with more text that is identifiable? With the few letters here, I doubt it is possible to conclude anything about the content from the papyrus alone…

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    BTW, a Google reverse image search is usually a good way to go for this kind of thing
    – brianpck
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 13:13
  • @brianpick That's a useful piece of info. Never heard of that, just learnt how to by reading this :).
    – MickG
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 13:49

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You can find it here. Tricky, tricky, you have to add the zeroes in front of it to pull it up.

  • Well done......
    – fdb
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 18:11
  • The link currently gives an error.
    – MickG
    Commented Jan 8, 2021 at 13:23
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    @MickG Worked fine for me. Try it more than once.
    – cmw
    Commented Jan 13, 2021 at 5:35
  • Idk what my computer was smoking when I commented, but now the link works for me too :).
    – MickG
    Commented Jan 13, 2021 at 12:36
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    @MickG It also gave me an error at one point. I don't think it was your computer, but the website instability.
    – cmw
    Commented Jan 15, 2021 at 3:46

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