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E02165: Greek record of payments for building materials, such as sand and marble, from the region of Hermopolis (Middle Egypt), mentioning among public baths and a fountain, an institution dedicated to *Kosmas and Damianos (brothers, physicians martyrs of Syria, S00385); datable to the 6th/ 7th century.

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posted on 21.12.2016, 00:00 by gschenke
CPR 9 69, lines 1–4:

λό(γος) κονίας
οὕ(τως)
δ(ιὰ) Γεωργίου λό(γῳ) τοῦ ἁγίου Κοσμᾶ (καὶ) Δαμιανοῦ ἀρ(τάβαι) ε
(καὶ) ὁμοί(ως) μαρμάρ(ου) α  ̣ρδ(  ) β

'List of building sand as follows:
through George for the account of saint Kosmas and Damianos: 5 artabas,
and likewise of marble: two artabas (?).'


Text and German translation: W.C. Till. English translation: G. Schenke.

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Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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E02165

Saint Name

Kosmas and Damianos, brothers, physician martyrs in Syria, ob. 285/287 : S00385

Saint Name in Source

Κοσμᾶς (καὶ) Δαμιανός

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private document

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

699

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermopolis

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

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

The papyrus P.Vindob. G 25919 belongs to the papyrus collection in Vienna. The document has been dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

Whether this was a church or a monastery dedicated to the saints remains unclear.

Bibliography

Edition: Diethart, J.M., Corpus Papyrorum Raineri vol. 9, Griechische Texte 6 (Vienna, 1984), 88–90. Mention: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 424.

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