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E02313: Greek list of building stones, from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), concerning the building of the church of *Philoxenos (saint with cult at Oxyrhynchos, S00443), datable to the 6th/7th century.

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P.Oxy. 16 2041

List of the stones used in building the church of St. Philoxenos, and of some other details of work. The stones are commonly reckoned in series of fifties, which are afterwards added together.

Line 1 reads as follows:

† γνῶσις λίθ(ων) μετρηθ(έντων) ἐν τῇ οἰκοδ(ομῇ) τοῦ ἁγί(ου) Φιλοξένου δι(ὰ) Φιλέου λαοξόου Τῦβι ιδ ἰνδ(ικτίονος) ιγ, οὕτ(ως)·

'List of the stones measured in the building of St Philoxenos through Phileas, stone-cutter, Tybi 14, indiction 13, as follows.'


(Summary and text: B. P. Grenfell, A. S. Hunt, and H. I. Bell, trans.: G. Schenke)

A complete record of the document with images and bibliography can be found at:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/p.oxy;16;2041

History

Evidence ID

E02313

Saint Name

Philoxenos, saint with cult at Oxyrhynchos : S00443

Saint Name in Source

Φιλοξένος

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - List Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

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

Oxyrhynchos

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

Oxyrhynchos Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)

Source

The document, P.Cairo 10122, from Oxyrhynchos, is housed in the Egyptian museum in Cairo. It is dated on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Edition: Grenfell, B.P., Hunt, A.S., and Bell, H.I., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri XVI, published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs (London, 1924), 263–264.

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