Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 59

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 59 (P. Oxy. 59) is a letter announcing the appointment of a delegate to the praefect's court in Alexandria, written in Greek. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The document was written on 11 February 292. Currently it is housed in the British Library (753). The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[1]

The letter was addressed to the strategus of Oxyrhynchus. It was written by Aurelius Apollo, the president of the council of Oxyrhynchus, on the council's behalf. The measurements of the fragment are 227 by 154 mm.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 59 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 117–119. 

 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.