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Someone (in most cases an academic) who is well-rounded in the field of ancient manuscripts, with solid training in history and/or literature, one or more ancient languages, paleography, and codicology. Thank you

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Wouldn't palaeographer fit in your context?

Palaeography:

  • The study and scholarly interpretation of earlier, especially ancient, writing and forms of writing.

(AHD)

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I would think "philologist" is more apt.

Philology -- the study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and the determination of their meaning.

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    Jul 2, 2020 at 0:19

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