Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 48

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 48 (P. Oxy. 48) is a letter asking for the emancipation of a slave, written in the Greek language on 16 October 86. The document was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. It is housed in the Vaughan Library at Harrow School. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[1]

The measurements of the fragment are 157 by 95 mm. The letter was written by Chaeremon to the agoranomus of Oxyrhynchus, requesting him to grant freedom to a female slave named Euphrosyne.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 48 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 105–107. 

 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.