Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 246
Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 246 (P. Oxy. 246 or P. Oxy. II 246) is a fragment of a registration of some sheep, written in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It is dated to 24 July 66. Currently it is housed in the Cambridge University Library (Add. Ms. 4052) in Cambridge.
The text is written in a fine uncial hand. It is addressed to Papiscus, the strategus, Ptolemaeus, a royal scribe, and other unnamed scribes. The author, Harmiusis, states that seven additional lambs have been born to his sheep in addition to twelve previously registered.
The document is signed in cursive by three officials: Apollonius, agent of Papiscus; Horion, agent of Ptolomaeus; and Zenon, agent of the other scribes. The measurements of the fragment are 343 by 80 mm.
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