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E01917: Greek receipt for a payment in wine, mentioning an institution dedicated to *Phoibammon (probably the soldier martyr of Assiut, S00080), from Arsinoe (Fayum), datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 11.10.2016, 00:00 by gschenke
BGU 2 694 (SPP 8 1152), line 3–4

ὑ(πὲρ) συνηθί(ας) τῶ(ν) β πόσε(ων) τοῦ ἁγί(ου) Φοιβάμμων(ος)

'… for the custom of the 2 drinks of saint Phoibammon …'


For a full record of the document see:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/stud.pal;8;1152
Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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Evidence ID

E01917

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier martyr of Preht (ob. c. 304) : S00080

Saint Name in Source

Φοιβάμμων

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private document

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Arsinoe

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Arsinoe Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

Papyrus document from Arsinoe, housed at the papyrus collection in Berlin. The document is dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

This is a, so far, unique expression suggesting a particular ritual of wine consumption with respect to the saint.

Bibliography

Text: http://papyri.info/ddbdp/stud.pal;8;1152 Further reading: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 420.

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