Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 98

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 98 (P. Oxy. 98 or P. Oxy. I 98) is a letter acknowledging the repayment of a loan, written in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It is dated to between 141 and 142 (the fifth year of Antoninus Pius). Currently it is housed in the British Museum (764) in London.[1][2] It is also known as P. Lond. III 764.

Description[edit]

The document was written by Chaeremon, son of Theon, and Nicanor, who had received 168 drachmae from Archias. This was the balance due on a loan of 700 drachmae made by Chaeremon four years before. The measurements of the fragment are 115 by 100 mm.[3]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[3] The fragment was also examined by Frederic G. Kenyon (1907).[2][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Oxy. 98 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b P. Oxy. 1 98 LDAB
  3. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; A. S. Hunt (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 160–161. 
  4. ^ P.Oxy.1.98 = HGV P.Oxy. 1 98 = Trismegistos 20757

 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.