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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

700 martyrs of Thone (Middle Egypt)

Saint ID

S00771

Reported Death Not Before

304

Reported Death Not After

311

Gender
Male
Female
Type of Saint
Groups and pairs of saints
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E01245Coptic ostrakon from Wadi Sarga (Upper Egypt) with an invocation to *Peter (the Apostle, S00036), the *Seven Hundred Martyrs of Thone (S00771, Middle Egypt), and a list of holy men; datable to the 6th–8th century.
E01302Coptic funerary inscription from Bawit (Middle Egypt) with a long invocation to a large number of saints including the Archangels *Michael (S00181) and *Gabriel (S00192), *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), *Adam and Zoe/Eve (S00772), the *Apostles (S00084), the martyrs *Viktor (son of Romanos, Egyptian martyr, S00749), *Phoibamon (soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080), *George (soldier and martyr, S00259), *Menas (soldier and martyr of Abu Mena, S00073), the *Martyrs of Thone (S00771), and a long list of monastic figures including *Apollo (founder of the monastery at Bawit, 4th century, S00160), Anoup, and Phib (S00774), presumably 6th/8th century.