A light-brown papyrus, regularly cut off at the top, bottom and right-hand side. There is an upper margin of 2.5 cm. (this space tapers towards the left), while at the bottom a margin is left of 2 cm. (below column III there is a space of 5.5 cm.). Between columns I and II there is a free space varying between 1 and 3.5 cm; between column II and III the space varies between 2.5 and 3.5 cm. The writer frequently indents when adding in a new line that which belongs to the things mentioned in the previous line. The papyrus is damaged at the folds (one vertical and seven horizontal ones).
The text is written against the fibers. The letters are written deep black ink and clearly legible. The hand is well-trained.
Department of Special Collections; Memorial Library; Madison; Wisconsin
IIIrd century A.D.
Type of Text/Title of Work
This papyrus is an enumeration of certain things taken away by a father (it is not clear on what occasion) of which he sends a copy to his daughter.
Zoilos’ wagon, a case with 4 drinking cups, a case with 1 bowl, a case with 1 wash-basin, another case with 2 wash-basins, 2 baskets with alkaline salt, a turned case with glassware and serviettes, an empty (cabinet) for four bottles, empty cabinet for four bottles, a broken (cabinet) for two bottles, 1 bottle without a neck.
,] knapsack, [ ], [ ] shoes, [ ] cups, 1 wash-basin, six times a scarlet cloak, ????, a lamp with four wicks, a cushion, a bolster of a [ ] chair, a glazed drinking cup, cases with 3 drinking-cups, a closed matters with sheepswool.
A sealed bag with woven materials, a new matters with stuffing, 5 daggers. Those I have taken with me. This is the copy thereof. I pray that you are healthy, dearly beloved daughter.
Browne Gerald M, Note on P. Wisconsin I 30, ZPE 5 (1970) pp. 23-24; Browne Gerald M, The Pursuit of Papyrological Fleas; JJurP 20 (1990) pp. 31-40; Kramer Johannes, Studi in onore di Marcello Gigante (Napoli, 1994) pp. 321-326.