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MS. Gr. class. c. 76 (P)/1-2

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

Papyrological Reference: P. Oxy. X 1231 = P. Oxy. XVIII 2166 (a)

Trismegistos no.: 62705


Sappho, Carmina

Over fifty fragments from bk. I of the poems (fr. 15-30 in Voigt's numeration), according to the Alexandrian edition in eight or nine books arranged by metre, theme and alphabetical order (Prauscello 2021); including the end-title and stichometry recording the total number of lines in the book (1320).

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: papyrus
Dimensions (fragment): 177 × 132 mm.
(first fragment)


Origin: 2nd century ; Egyptian, Oxyrhynchus (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Found at Oxyrhynchus and perhaps written there.

Given by the Egypt Exploration Society, 18 Jan. 1923 (not 1928 as in R. Salomons, Papryi Bodleianae (1996), inv. p. 327).

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2022) from The Oxyrhynchus Papyri X (1914), no. 1231, with reference to other published literature as cited.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-05-10: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian.