Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 268

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 268 (P. Oxy. 268 or P. Oxy. II 268) is a fragment of a Repayment of a Dowry, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet.[1] It is dated to 29 November 57. Currently it is housed in the Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis in Heidelberg.[2]


The document is a contract by which a woman Ammonarion and her daughter Ophelous agree to accept from Antiphanes, a relative of Ammonarion's deceased husband Heracles, a certain sum of money.[1]

The measurements of the fragment are 293 by 388 mm. The document is mutilated.[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. 247–250. 
  2. ^ P.Oxy. II 268

 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.