Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 109

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 109 (P. Oxy. 109 or P. Oxy. I 109) is a list of personal property, written in Greek and discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. The document was written in the late 3rd or 4th century. Currently it is housed in the Houghton Library (SM. Inv. 2214) at Harvard University in Cambridge.[1]


The document contains a list of personal effects, chiefly clothes. Several of the words recur in Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 114. The measurements of the fragment are 240 by 102 millimetres (9.4 by 4.0 in).[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[2]


List of effects.

1 white garment of pure wool

2 white vests

2 undyed do.

1 purple do.

2 white veils

1 undyed do.

2 linen cloths from Tarsus (?)

2 shawls

2 tunics with a broad purple border

2 girdles

2 cloaks

2 shirts

3 cushions

3 pillows

2 mattresses

a woollen (?) tunic and veil

1 white tunic

1 new cover

3 bronze vessels

1 small vessel (?)

2 bronze kettles

1 gown

(Sent?) to the Oxyrhynchite nome:

1 band

2 chemises

20 minae of silver[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ P. Oxy. 109 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 176. 

 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.