Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 55

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 55 (P. Oxy. 55) is a request for payment for the construction of a street, written in Greek. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The document was written on 7 April 283. It is housed in the Cambridge University Library (Add. Mss. 4033-4035). The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[1]

The letter is addressed to Aurellius Apollonius. It was written by two joiners, Aurelius Menestheus and Aurelius Nemesianus. The measurements of the fragment are 230 by 158 mm.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 55 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; A. S. Hunt (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 112–114. 

 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.