Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 264

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 264 (P. Oxy. 264 or P. Oxy. II 264) is a fragment of a Sale of a Loom, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It is dated to 8 August 54. Currently it is housed in the Cambridge University Library (Add. Ms. 4054) in Cambridge.[1]


The document was written by Ammonius. It is a contract for the sale a loom to Tryphon, son of Dionysius, by Ammonius. The agreement is following by the signature of the vendor, and a docket of the bank of Sarapion through which the purchase money, 20 drachmae of silver, was paid.[2]

The measurements of the fragment are 250 by 111 mm.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1899.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 264 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 234–235. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1899). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.