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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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

Greek list of payments 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); datable to the 8th century.

Evidence ID


Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private document

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

P.Lond 4 1445

In line 2 payments concerning a monastery dedicated to Mary are mentioned::

ὄρου(ς) Ἁγί(ας) Μαρί(ας) νό(μισμα) α γ´

In line 4 and 11 payments concerning people of a district or institution dedicated to Mary are mentioned::

ἀνθ(ρώπων) Ἁγί(ας) Μαρί(ας) νο(μίσματος)
𐅵 γ´

ἀνθ(ρώπων) Ἁγί(ας) Μαρί(ας) νο(μίσματος) ϛ´

In line 10 payments concerning an institution dedicated to saint Pinoution are mentioned::

Ἁγί\ου/ Πινουτ(ίωνος) νο(μίσματος) ϛ´

For a complete record of the document see:;4;1445

Cult Places

Cult building - unspecified
Cult building - monastic

Places Named after Saint

Towns, villages, districts and fortresses


London, British Library Pap 1493.


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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