Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 48

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 48 (P. Oxy. 48) is a letter asking for the emancipation of a slave, written in the Greek language on 16 October 86. The document was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. It is housed in the Vaughan Library at the University of Dundee. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[1]

The measurements of the fragment are 157 by 95 mm. The letter was written by Chaeremon to the agoranomus of Oxyrhynchus, requesting him to grant freedom to a female slave named Euphrosyne.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 48 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 105–107. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.