Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 257

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 257 (P. Oxy. 257 or P. Oxy. II 257) 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 94-95. The owner of the fragment and the place of its current housing is unknown.[1]

Description[edit]

The document was written by an unknown author to the officials.[2] 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Oxy. 257 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.