Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 287

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 287 (P. Oxy. 287 or P. Oxy. II 287) is a fragment of a Payment 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 the 23 November 23. Currently it is housed in the library of the Columbia University (Head of Special Collections) in New York City.[1]


The measurements of the fragment are 125 by 110 mm. The document is mutilated.[2]

The document is a petition was written by an unknown author, and was addressed to the sitologi of a division of the lower toparchy.[1][2]

This papyrus 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. ^ a b P. Oxy. 287 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 279–280. 

 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.