Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 278

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 278 (P. Oxy. 278 or P. Oxy. II 278) is a fragment of a Hire of a Mill, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It is dated to 26 January 17. Currently it is housed in the British Library (Department of Manuscripts, 795) in London.[1]


The document was written by Isidorus and Heracleus.[1] Lease of a mill by Isidorus to Heracleus, son of Soterichus, for seven months, at the rent of 2 drachmae 3 obols a month.[2]

The measurements of the fragment are 344 by 119 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. ^ a b P. Oxy. 278 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 267–269. 

 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.