Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 92

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 92 (P. Oxy. 92) is an order for payment, written in Greek. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The document was written on 15 October 336. Currently it is housed in the Houghton Library (SM Inv. 2213) of the Harvard University in Cambridge.[1]


The document was addressed to Ofellius, with an order to pay ten jars of new wine "for the service of the landowner's house," and one jar to Amethystus (?), a veterinary surgeon. It was written by Aphtonius, son of Sarapion. The measurements of the fragment are 62 by 252 mm.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[2] The fragment was examined by Karl Wessely (Stud. Pal. 8 1153, 1908).[3]


π(αρὰ) Ἀφθονίου Ὀφελλίῳ Ὦ̣χ̣ι̣ν̣ χαίρειν·
παράσχες εἰς ὑ(*)πηρεσίαν τῆς γεουχ(ικῆς) οἰκίας οἴνου νέου κεράμια δέκα καὶ
Ἀμεσύστῳ ἱ(*)πποι(*)ατρῷ ἐκ διαταγ(ῆς) οἴνου κεράμιον ἓν ν̣έ̣ο̣ν̣ γί(νονται) κ(εράμια) ια
(ἔτους) λα (ἔτους) και ιγ (ἔτους) διῳ ( ), Φαῶφι ιη

See also[edit]


  1. ^ P. Oxy. 92 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 154–155. 
  3. ^ P. Oxy. 1 92 LDAB

External links[edit]

 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.