I wonder if it came from the black market in Iraqi antiquities. Anyway, it should now be placed somewhere safe, and made available for study.
It could have come from a WWII-era collection; whole communities of Jews were exterminated by the Nazis and didn’t show up to claim their hidden property after the war.
The Green family is planning to build a museum in Washington, DC to house its huge collection of biblical manuscripts. In recent years they’ve had a travelling exhibit going from major-city to major-city with their collection of extremely rare biblical manuscripts and bibles.
As an example they have a copy of the Wycliffe Bible...the first translation into English...from the 1300s, pre-dating the printing press. I looked up the price for such copies and they sell for over 2 million dollars (for one small book). In its day the Wycliffe bible was illegal, and was confiscated and burned by the English monarchs...hence they are very (very) rare.
The Greens also have a fragment from a New Testament...dating probably from the FIRST CENTURY (making it utterly priceless).
All of their collection is not only available to serious scholars, but, is being shown as much as possible, to the general public—usually with little to no entrance fees.