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MS. Gr. class. b. 13 (P)/1-5

Former shelfmark: MS. Gr. class. b. 13 (P)/1-6

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Papyrological Reference: P. Oxy. VI 852, VI 985

Trismegistos no.: 59851

Trismegistos no.: 23733

Physical Description

Composite: reused papyrus


Provenance and Acquisition

Excavated at Oxyrhynchus, 1906; part of the 'Hypsipyle library' archive.

Given by the Egypt Exploration Society, July 1921.

MS. Gr. class. b. 13 (P)/1–5 (verso)


Euripides, Hypsipyle

Substantial fragments of the play, remounted by W. E. H. Cockle for his edition of 1987.

Frame 1: fragments from columns 3-8 of the roll as reconstructed by Cockle: Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, ed. B. Snell, R. Kannicht, S. Radt, 5 vols. in 6 (Göttingen, 1971–2004) (=TrGF), 752d-k

Frame 2: fragments from columns 10-16 of the roll, TrGF 753a-d, 754a-c, 757

Frame 3: fragments from columns 19-20 of the roll, TrGF 758a-b

Frame 4: fragments from columns 25-8 of the roll, TrGF 758c-d, 759a

Frame 5: unplaced fragments, TrGF 759b (fr. 16, 31, 39, 45-7, 49, 54, 62, 66, 69, 71-4, 76, 78+100, 79-80, 83-4, 86+106, 88-9, 93-5, 97-8, 101-5, 107-112, 114 (as numbered in P.Oxy) and fr. C-D, F, G-H, J, P-Q, R, T, U-V, X of which H-X are blank)

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: roll
Support: papyrus


Origin: 2nd century, late or 3rd century, early ; Egyptian, Oxyrhynchus (?)

MS. Gr. class. b. 13 (P)/1–5 (recto)


Private account of receipts and expenditure
SB 20 14409 (Sammelbuch griechischer Urkunden aus Aegypten, 29 vols. (1913–2016))
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: papyrus


Origin: 90 (?)(Cockle) or c. 106 (?) (Papyrological Navigator) ; Egyptian, Oxyrhynchus (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (Jan. 2023) from P. Oxy. VI with additional reference to published literature as cited.


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Last Substantive Revision

2023-01: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian.