Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 292

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 292 (P. Oxy. 292 or P. Oxy. II 292) is a fragment of a Letter of Recommendation, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was written about 25. Currently it is housed in the Cambridge University Library (Add. Ms. 4057) in Cambridge.[1]

Description[edit]

The measurements of the fragment are 200 by 147 mm.[2]

The document was written by Theon and was addressed to Tyrannus. It contains a Letter of Recommendation, with a reference to certain details of financial administration.[1][2]

The text is written in a fine, bold, semi-uncial hand, with an unusual tendency to separation of words. P.Oxy 291 is of the same handwriting,[3] but is rather more cursively written.[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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b P. Oxy. 292 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c d Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 292. 
  3. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 291. 

 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.