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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 dedicated to *Mary (presumably the Mother of Christ, S00033) and a hamlet 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 1453:

Line 8 mentions a hamlet of Pinoution:

[ἐποικ(ίου) Ἁγί]\ου/ Πινουτ̣[ίω](νος) [ -ca.?- ]

Line 10 mentions people likely belonging to a district or an institution dedicated to Mary:

[ἀνθ(ρώπων(?)) Ἁγία(ς) Μ]αρία(ς)

For a complete record of the document see:;4;1453

Places Named after Saint

Towns, villages, districts and fortresses


London, British Library Pap 1434 b.


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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