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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) as well as a hamlet and an institution dedicated to Pinoution (S01613), dated 20 February 719.

Evidence ID


Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Fiscal document

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus codex

P.Lond 4 1436

In lines 6, 27, 49, 62m 102, and 141 payments concerning an institution dedicated to saint Pinoution are mentioned:

[ -ca.?- Ἁγίου Πι]νουτ(ίωνος) ἀρτ(άβαι) λγ

Ἁγίου Πινουτ(ίωνος) νο(μίσματα) με [ -ca.?- ]

In line 77 a hamlet dedicated to Pinoution is mentioned:

ἐποι(κίου) Ἁγί\ου/ Πινουτ(ίωνος) [ -ca.?- ]

In lines 25, 80, and 137 people of a district or institution dedicated to Mary are mentioned::

ἀνθ(ρώπων) Ἁγί(ας) Μαρί(ας) νο(μίσματα) ιβ [ -ca.?- ]

ἀνθ(ρώθων) Ἁγία(ς) Μαρία(ς) ἀρτ(άβαι) ι̣γ μονα(στηρίων) [ -ca.?- ]

For a complete record of the document see:;4;1436

Cult Places

Cult building - unspecified

Places Named after Saint

Towns, villages, districts and fortresses


London, British Library Pap 1431 London, British Library Pap 1455.


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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