Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 89

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P. Oxy. 89

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 89 (P. Oxy. 89) is a receipt for the payment of wheat, written in Greek. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The document was written on 29 July 140. Currently it is housed in the Egyptian Museum (Cat. Gen. 10008) in Cairo.[1]


The fragment was written by an unknown author. According to Grenfell and Hunt it is a "receipt showing that Horion, son of Sarapion, had paid into the public granary 115 1/4 artabae of wheat from the harvest of the third year of Antoninus". The measurements of the fragment are 200 by 120 mm.[2]

The fragment was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[2]


μεμέ(τρηκεν)(*) εἰς τὸ δημόσιο(ν) (πυροῦ) γενήμ(ατος)
γ (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ
κυρίου μέτρῳ δημοσίῳ με-
τρήσει τῇ κελευσθείσῃ (διὰ) σι(τολόγων)(*)
Μ̣ο̣νί̣μ̣ου(*) τόπων ἐπὶ τῆς ε
τοῦ Μεσορὴ Ὡρίων Σαραπίων-
ος ἀρτάβ(ας) ἑκατὸν δέκα πέντε
τέταρτον . Θεόξενο(ς) σεση(μείωμαι) (ἀρτάβας) ἑκα-
τὸν δέκα πέντε τέταρτ(ον), (γίνονται) ριε δ´.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ P. Oxy. 89 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 152. 

External links[edit]

 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.