Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 142

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 142 (P. Oxy. 142 or P. Oxy. I 142) is a tax receipt, written in Greek and discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. The document was written on 15 November 534. Currently it is housed in the British Museum (769) in London.[1]

Description[edit]

The document is a receipt showing that Asclas, a boatman, had received two distinct payments. The measurements of the fragment are 299 by 212 mm.[2]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Oxy. 142 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 227. 

 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.