Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 296

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 296 (P. Oxy. 296 or P. Oxy. II 296) is a Letter concerning Taxation, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was written between 37-55. Currently it is housed in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.[1]


The measurements of the fragment are 113 by 74 mm.[2]

The document was written by Heraclides and was addressed to Asclatas.[1][2]

This papyrus was written in the first year of an emperor, who was probably Gaius, Claudius, or Nero.[2]

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  1. ^ a b P. Oxy. 296 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 296–297. 

 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.