Cession of land: 8 October 73 BC

Very few papyri of Ptolemaic date (roughly 3rd-1st centuries BC) have survived from Oxyrhynchus, for reasons not fully clear but probably largely to do with the underground damp level. This relatively late cession, by a cavalryman called Theon, is one of the better-preserved examples. It is displayed here for its part in showing how documentary handwriting styles changed in the 700-year span covered by the papyri in this section.

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol.XLIX no.3482

A Millenium of Documents