Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 276

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 276 (P. Oxy. 276 or P. Oxy. II 276) is a fragment of a Transport of Corn, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It is dated to 5 September 77. Currently it is housed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the Yale University (38) in New Haven.[1]


The document was written by Ptollas. It is an acknowledgment of receipt addressed by three steermen on a cargo-boat, one of whom is a Jew, through a soldier of the second legion who was sailing on their boat, to the sitologi of a village. The receipt related to a cargo of corn which was being conveyed to Alexandria.[2]

The measurements of the fragment are 109 by 105 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. 276 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 264–265. 

 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.