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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Coptic fiscal document from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt) mentioning a monastery of *Mary (presumably Mary, Mother of Christ, S00033); datable to the 7th/8th century.

Evidence ID

E04323

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Documentary texts - Fiscal document

P.Lond 4 1552

The presbyter and proestos (superior) Phoibamon assents to the tax payment presented for the monastery of Mary, the latter appearing in abbreviated Greek script:

+ ὄρου(ς) ἁγί(ας) Μαρί(ας) δ(ιὰ) αββ(α) Φοιβ(άμμωνος) προεστῶ(τος) νο(μίσματα) γ

‘Of the monastery of saint Mary, through Abba Phoibamon the proestos: three and a half solidi.’


(Text: W. E. Crum; trans. G. Schenke)

Cult Places

Cult building - monastic

Places Named after Saint

Monastery

Source

The papyrus document Or. 6230 (13) is kept at the British Library in London.


Bibliography

Text:
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

01/08/2019

Related Saint Records
IDNameName in SourceIdentity
S00033Mary, Mother of ChristΜαρίαUncertain


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