Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 273

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 273 (P. Oxy. 273 or P. Oxy. II 273) is a fragment of a Cession of Land, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It is dated to 24 June 95. Currently it is housed in the Musées Royaux (Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth, E 5946) in Bruxelles.[1]


The document is an agreement between Julia Heracla and Theon, son of Nicipus. By the terms of this document Julia cedes to her daughter Gaia, as a free gift, five arourae of catoecic land.[2]

The measurements of the fragment are 138 by 117 mm. The document is mutilated.[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. 273 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 258–259. 

 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.