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E02224: Greek fiscal codex from the village of Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning a topos and a church dedicated to *Viktor (presumably the son of Romanos, S00749), dated to the year 716–717 AD.

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posted on 05.01.2017, 00:00 by Bryan
P.Lond 4 1419

Folio 9, line 284 of the codex reads as follows:

[μέρ(ους)] τόπου Ἁγί(ου) Βίκτωρος [ἐπι](  ) (κεράτια) δ 𐅷 κδ´ σί(του) ἀρτ(άβης) γ´ ιβ´ κ̣δ̣´ [ -ca.?- ]

'Share of the topos of saint Viktor epi(…) 4 carats, 2/3, 1/24, artabas of wheat 1/3, 1/12, and 1/24 […]'

Folio 17, line 562 mentions a church dedicated to Viktor:

[δ(ιὰ) ἐκκλ(ησίας) Ἁγί(ου) Β]ίκτωρος Ψιντοόρ\ου/ ἐπι(  ) νο(μίσματα) β (κεράτια) ιϛ 𐅵 [ -ca.?- ]

Folio 31, line 1266 the topos of Viktor is mentioned again:

((unintelligible )) τόπ\ου/ Ἁγί(ου) Βίκτωρος Ψιντοόρο(υ) ἐπι(  ) νο(μίσματα)   ̣ (κεράτια) η σί(του) ἀρτ(άβαι) δ

(Text: H.I. Bell, trans.: G. Schenke)


A complete record of the text, with images, can be found at:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/p.lond;4;1419

History

Evidence ID

E02224

Saint Name

Viktor, son of Romanos, Egyptian martyr, ob. 303–311 : S00749

Saint Name in Source

Βίκτωρ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Fiscal document Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus codex

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

716

Evidence not after

717

Activity not before

716

Activity not after

717

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Aphrodito

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

Aphrodito Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

The papyrus codex listing taxpayers belongs in part to the British Library in London,Pap 1442, and in part to the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, P. 25006.

Bibliography

Edition: Bell, H.I., The Aphrodito Papyri, Greek Papyri in the British Museum IV (London, 1910).

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