Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 123

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 123 (P. Oxy. 123 or P. Oxy. I 123) is a letter from a notary to his son, 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 3rd or 4th century. Currently it is housed in the Egyptian Museum (10014) in Cairo, Egypt.[1]


The document is a letter from Ischurion, a tabularius, to his son Dionysotheon, asking him to pressure Timotheus to attend an official function of some sort. The measurements of the fragment are 240 by 150 mm.[2]

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

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 123 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 190–1. 

 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.