Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 256

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 256 (P. Oxy. 256 or P. Oxy. II 256) is a fragment of a census return, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It is dated to the year 34. Currently it is housed in the Union Theological Seminary (Rare Book Library) in New York.[1]


The document was written by three women to the strategus.[2]

The date of papyrus is lost, but it is estimated to about 34 AD.[1]

The measurements of the fragment are 150 by 68 mm. The text is written in an uncial hand.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1899.[2]

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  1. ^ a b P. Oxy. 256 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 216–217. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1899). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.