Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 114

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 114 (P. Oxy. 114 or P. Oxy. I 114) is a letter concerning pawned property, written in Greek and discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. The document was written in the 2nd or 3rd century. Currently it is housed in the library of Eton College in Windsor, England.[1]

Description[edit]

The document is a letter from Eunoea giving instructions to a friend to redeem a number of pawned articles. It contains a number of Greek words not otherwise known, of which the meanings are obscure. The measurements of the fragment are 114 by 165 mm.[2]

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

Text[edit]

Now please redeem my property from Sarapion. It is pledged for two minae. I have paid the interest up to Epeiph [Epiphi], at the rate of a stater per mina. There is a casket (?) of incense-wood, and another of onyx, a tunic, a white veil with a real purple (border?), a handkerchief, a tunic with a Laconian stripe, a garment of purple linen, 2 armlets, a necklace, a coverlet, a figure of Aphrodite, a cup, a big tin flask and a wine jar. From Onetor get the 2 bracelets. They have been pledged since Tybi of last year for eight ... at the rate of a stater per mina. If the cash is insufficient owing to the carelessness of Theagenis, if, I say, it is insufficient, sell the bracelets to make up the money. Many salutations to Aia and Eutychia and Alexandra. Xanthilla salutes Aia and all her friends. I pray for your health.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Oxy. 114 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 180–1. 

 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.