Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 288

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 288 (P. Oxy. 288 or P. Oxy. II 288) is a fragment of a Taxation Account, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was written after 22 July 25. Currently it is housed in the British Library (Department of Manuscripts 798) in London.[1]


The measurements of the fragment are 363 by 180 mm. The document is mutilated.[2]

The document was written by Tryphon, son of Dionysius, a weaver of Oxyrhynchus. It contains a Taxation Account.[1][2] The first four lines are written in a careful cursive, the rest in a larger and freer hand.[2]

This papyrus 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. 288 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c d Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 280–284. 

 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.