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Greek Papyrus Fragments from Oxyrhynchus in Glasgow University Library's Special Collections Department

MS Gen 1026

The Department of Classics: Classical Fragments

The papyrus fragments digitised and displayed here form the complete set of fragments donated to Glasgow University Library by the Egypt Exploration Fund between 1901 and 1924. Read more about the background to Glasgow University Library's collection.
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Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 15
MS Gen 1026/1

3rd century

Collection of songs to be accompanied by the aulos, or pipe. 

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. I, pp. 38-39)

On verso: Six lines of accounts.

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 52
MS Gen 1026/2

A.D. 325

Report by Aurelius, Didymus and Silvanus, public physicians, to Flavius Leucadius, logistes, stating that they had visited the daughter of Aurelius Dioscorus and found her suffering from wounds caused by his house falling down.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. I, pp. 109-110)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 72
MS Gen 1026/3

A.D. 90

Return of property: report by Zoilus to Epimachus and Theon, keepers of the archives of Oxyrhynchus, of the purchase of a piece of land in Enepta by Marcus Portius from Tiberius Julius Basilides.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. I, pp. 135-136)


Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 185
MS Gen 1026/4

A.D. 181 

Letter from Apollonius and Herminus to Herodes and other managers of the public bank, authorizing them to receive the tax on the sale of a slave. Pharmouthi.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. I, p. 241)


Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 247
MS Gen 1026/5

A.D. 90

Registration of house-property, addressed to Theon and Epimachus, keepers of the archives, by Panechotes on behalf of his brother.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 2, pp 197-198)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 310
MS Gen 1026/6

14 June, A.D. 56

Receipt for 36 drachmae paid by Apion.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 2, p. 304)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 338
MS Gen 1026/7

A.D. 99-100

Registration of sale of house by Caecilius Clemens.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 2, p. 308)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 359
MS Gen 1026/8

A.D. 80 or 90

Beginning of a property return addressed to Epimachus and Theon by Ammonius.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 2, p. 311)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 893
MS Gen 1026/9

Late 6th or 7th century

Judicial sentence by Pamuthius, Paniren and Apollos regarding Marcus and Marinus.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 6, pp 211-213)


Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 895
MS Gen 1026/10

A.D. 305

Return of village accounts of Tampeti by Aurelius Sakaon and Aurelius Psois to Aurelius Seuthes, logistes of Oxyrhynchus.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 6, pp 215-216)


Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 930
MS Gen 1026/11

2nd or 3rd century

Letter to Ptolemaeus from his mother, urging him to find another teacher as Diogenes has just left him.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 6, pp 295-296)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1151
MS Gen 1026/12

5th century(?)

An elaborate Christian charm, designed to ward off fever and other ills.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 8, pp 251-253)


Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1228
MS Gen 1026/13

Late 3rd century

Saint John's Gospel xv, xvi.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 10, pp 14-16)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1259
MS Gen 1026/14

A.D. 211-212

Declaration of Posidonius, a shipowner, to Didymus, acknowledging receipt of corn supply for transport to Alexandria. 

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 10, pp 180-182)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1294
MS Gen 1026/15

Late 2nd or early 3rd century

Letter to Didyme from her brother, announcing the dispatch of various articles.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 10, pp 247-248)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1384
MS Gen 1026/16

5th century

Medical recipes, for a purge, for curing strangury and wounds; and theological extracts, inserted on account of their medical interest, perhaps as a kind of charm.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 11, pp 238-241)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1422
MS Gen 1026/17

About A.D. 128

Letter from Demetrius, strategus of Gynaecopolite, to Agathodaemon, strategus of Oxyrhynchus, concerning absence of Achilleus whose arrest was required on the charge of harbouring a fugitive slave.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 12, pp 74-75)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1513
MS Gen 1026/18

4th century

Account of beer supplied to Dalmatian soldiers and of meat(?) for their officers.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 12, pp 258-259)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1565
MS Gen 1026/19

A.D. 293

Horoscope of a person born on the last day of the 9th year of Diocletian (Aug. 28).

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 12, p. 278)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1658
MS Gen 1026/20

4th century

List of various articles.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 14, pp 103-104)


Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1735
MS Gen 1026/21

4th century

Beginning of an account of a vintage.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 14, p. 171)

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1783
MS Gen 1026/22

Early 4th century

Hermas, Pastor, Mand ix. The leaf is a palimpsest, but the original text, which ran in the reverse direction is so much obliterated that its identity has not yet been established.

(See Grenfell and Hunt: vol. 15, pp 15-17)



Fayűm Papyrus 171
MS Gen 1026/23

Late 2nd or early 3rd century 

Receipt for tax paid by persons leaving the Fayűm.

(See Fayűm towns and their papyri: p. 298)


For a transcription of each document, see:
Edited with translations and notes by Bernard P Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt The Oxyrhynchus papyri London: Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1898-1981 (Glasgow University Library copy shelved at Level 10 Main Lib Classics P2 OXY vol. 1-66)

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These pages were created by Julie Gardham (Glasgow University Library Special Collections): August 2005