Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 262

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 262 (P. Oxy. 262 or P. Oxy. II 262) is a fragment of a Notice of Death, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It is dated to 21 February 61. Currently it is housed in the Columbia University (Head of Special Collections) in New York.[1]


The document was written by Sarapion, to Philiscus. Sarapion announced the death of his slave, who was by trade a weaver. The formula of a document resembles that of POxy 251, POxy 252, and POxy 253.[2]

The measurements of the fragment are 238 by 79 mm.[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. ^ P. Oxy. 262 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 232. 

 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.