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Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts, Virtual Exhibition: A Millenium of Documents

Latin dedication to Diocletian and Maximian: AD 285-305

Part of a large public notice of dedication to the emperors, on the part of a detachment of the Fifth Macedonian Legion. When complete the papyrus must have been around three times its present width. It may have served as the actual notice, or it may have been the full-size draft which a mason would cut in stone.

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol.XLI no.2950