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E02230: Greek account, from the Arsinoites (Fayum), concerning payments made by a church of *Phoibammon (probably the soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080), datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 06.01.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
CPR 22 60

This long list of money payments made and received for various items and people mentions the church of Phoibammon in lines 36 and 37 as follows:

r,FrB,2, 36:

☧ ὑπομνηστικώ(ν) τῶ(ν) δημο(σίων) (καὶ) ἐκφορ(ίων) [ -ca.?- ][ (FrA)]  ̣  ̣ τῆ(ς) ἐκκλη(σίας) τοῦ ἁγίου Φοιβ(άμμωνος) πηλ(  ) τοῦ κυροῦ †

'Memorandum of the public taxes and rents […] . . . of the church of the lord St Phoibammon Pel(…?) '

v,FrB, 37:

† ἐστὶ τὸ κ(α)θ(ὲν) τῶν δημο(σίων) μέ̣ρου(ς) ἐκκλη(σίας) τοῦ ἀγίου Φοιβ(άμμωνος) πηλ(  ) τοῦ κυροῦ

'This is the breakdown of the taxes of the part of the church of the lord St Phoibammon Pel(…?)'


(Text and Italian trans.: F. Morelli, Engl.: G. Schenke)

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

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/cpr;22;60

History

Evidence ID

E02230

Saint Name

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

Saint Name in Source

Φοιβ(αμμων)

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Fiscal document Documentary texts - List Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

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 Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Arsinoites (Fayum) Pelusium

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

Arsinoites (Fayum) Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis Pelusium Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)

Source

The papyrus document P.Vindob. G 25952 is housed at the papyrus collection in Vienna and has been dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

The term Pel-() appears to be an epithet to Phoibammon, possibly Pelusium, a Fayum locality, but has so far not been attested elsewhere.

Bibliography

Edition: Morelli, F., Documenti greci per la fiscalità e la amministrazione dell'Egitto arabo, Corpus Papyrorum Raineri vol. XXII, Griechische Texte XV (Vienna, 2001), 277–296.

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