Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 105

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 105 (P. Oxy. 105 or P. Oxy. I 105) is a will, written in Greek and discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. The document was written between 118 and 137. Currently it is housed in the Trinity College Library (Pap. C 1) in Dublin.[1]


This document contains the will of Pekusis, son of Hermes and Didyme, along with the signatures of the testator and six witnesses. As is usually the case with wills, the writing is on the vertical fibers of the papyrus, which makes the lines of great length. The measurements of the fragment are 268 by 31 mm.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ P. Oxy. 105 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 171–173. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.