Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 145

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 145 (P. Oxy. 145 or P. Oxy. I 145) is a 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 March 552. Currently it is housed in the Egyptian Museum (10066) in Cairo.[1]


The document is a receipt showing that the banker Anastasius had paid 4 carats less than one gold solidus for "an embrocation needed by the horses of the public circus on the side of the Greens." [2] The receipt also notes a payment of 1/3 solidus less 1.5 carats for expenses. The measurements of the fragment are 88 by 322 mm.[3]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[3]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 145 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ The "Greens" (Πρασίνων) were one of the two factions (the other being the "Blues") which prevailed in the major provincial towns as well as in Rome)
  3. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 230. 

 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.