Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 269

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 269 (P. Oxy. 269 or P. Oxy. II 269) is a fragment of a Loan of Money, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It is dated to 13 May 57. Currently it is housed in the University of Pennsylvania (E 2760) in Philadelphia.[1][2]


The document is an acknowledgment of a loan of 52 silver drachmae for a term of rather more than three months from Tryphon, son Dionysius, to Dioscorus.[3]

The measurements of the fragment are 205 by 330 mm. The document is mutilated.[3]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1899.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ P. Oxy. 269 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen Papyrusurkunden Ägyptens
  3. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 250–252. 

 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.