Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 153

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 153 (P. Oxy. 153 or P. Oxy. I 153) 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 20 May 618. Currently it is housed in the Egyptian Museum (10044) in Cairo.[1]


The document is a receipt showing that Menas, a banker, had paid 9 solidi for three horses. The horses were bought from the inhabitants of Sephtha and given to Victor, a land agent. The measurements of the fragment are 134 by 330 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. 153 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 234. 

 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.