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Report of a public physician, 173 AD

Identifier: P.Oxy.51

Scope and Contents

A report addressed to the strategus of the nome by a public physician, stating that, in accordance with the instructions of the strategus to examine into the cause of death which had taken place and present a report, he had visited the house and seen the body.

The papyrus is written in a very cursive sloping hand.


  • Creation: 173 AD

Language of Materials



1 fragment


Grenfell, Bernard P., and Arthur S. Hunt. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, vol. I. Egypt Exploration Fund, 1898, pp. 108-109.


14 cm x 7.2 cm

Repository Details

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