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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world

Greek fiscal codex from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning a district and a monastery dedicated to *Mary (presumably the Mother of Christ, S00033) and an institution dedicated to Pinoution (S01613), dated 19 September 707.

Evidence ID


Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Fiscal document

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus codex

P.Lond 4 1433

Folio 7, from line 241 onwards payments are listed concerning presumably a district of saint Mary:

ἄνθ(ρωποι) Ἁγία(ς) Μαρία(ς)

Folio 15, from line 557 onwards payments are listed concerning the monastery of saint Mary:

μοναστη(ρίου) Ἁγία(ς) [Μαρί]α(ς)

Folio 13b, from line 500 onwards payments are listed concerning an institution dedicated to Pinoution:

Ἁγί\ου/ Πινουτίωνος

For a complete record of the document see:;4;1433

Cult Places

Cult building - monastic
Cult building - unspecified
Cult building - independent (church)

Places Named after Saint

Towns, villages, districts and fortresses


London, British Library Pap 1515.


Bell, H.I. and Crum, W.E., Greek Papyri in the British Museum. London IV: The Aphrodito Papyri (London, 1910).

Record Created By

Gesa Schenke

Date Last Modified


Related Saint Records
IDNameName in SourceIdentity
S00033Mary, Mother of ChristΜαρίαUncertain
S01613Pinoution, saint with cult in Aphrodito, possibly the bishop of Antinoopolis associated with Kollouthos, physician and martyrΠινουτίωνCertain

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