Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 258

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 258 (P. Oxy. 258 or P. Oxy. II 258) is a fragment of a Selection of Boys, 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 86-87. The exact year is not quite certain.[1] Currently it is housed in the Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth (Musées Royaux) in Bruxelles.[2]


The document was written by a father of a boy aged thirteen to the officials.[1] The measurements of the fragment are 162 by 87 mm. The text is written in an uncial hand.[1]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1899.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 225–227. 
  2. ^ P. Oxy. 258 at the Oxyrhynchus Online

 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.