Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 81

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 81 (P. Oxy. 81) is a declaration on oath by a tax collector, 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 between 244-245. Currently it is housed in the British Museum (757) in London. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[1]

The letter is addressed to a strategus of Oxyrhynchus. It was written by a tax collector of Oxyrhynchus, whose name was Aurelius Apion. The measurements of the fragment are 82 by 72 mm.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 81 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 144. 

 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.