Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 148

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 148 (P. Oxy. 148 or P. Oxy. I 148) is a receipt, written in Greek and discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. The document was written on 12 April 556. Currently it is housed in the Egyptian Museum (10075) in Cairo.[1]


This and the two previous papyri (P. Oxy. 146 and 147) are receipts for payments made by the monks of the monastery of Andreas. This one records a payment made by Melas, head of the monastery, to Justus, a bath attendant, for four mats for the use of the porters of certain buildings. The measurements of the fragment are 53 by 288 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. 148 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 231–2. 

 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.