Letter of Hermippus (Forgery)



Papyrus fragments mounted on card, signed by Constantine Simonides. Inscribed in Greek text in 1860 by Simonides; which he described as being from the literary works of Hermippus. The papyrus is most likely ancient but the text is a modern forgery. Dimensions include the backing. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Unsuitable mount, foxing, discolouration.