Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 272

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 272 (P. Oxy. 272 or P. Oxy. II 272) is a fragment of a Transfer of a Debt, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was written after 10 May 66. Previously it was held in Michigan. Currently the place of its housing is unknown.[1]


The document is similar to Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 271. It is a contract between two men called Dionysius and Sarapion and a woman whose name does not appear.[2]

The measurements of the fragment are 317 by 183 mm. The document is mutilated.[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. 272 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 254–256. 

 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.