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E04323: Coptic fiscal document from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt) mentioning a monastery of *Mary (presumably Mary, Mother of Christ, S00033); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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The presbyter and proestos (superior) Phoibamon assents to the tax payment presented for the monastery of Mary, the latter appearing in abbreviated Greek script:

+ ὄρου(ς) ἁγί(ας) Μαρί(ας) δ(ιὰ) αββ(α) Φοιβ(άμμωνος) προεστῶ(τος) νο(μίσματα) γ

‘Of the monastery of saint Mary, through Abba Phoibamon the proestos: three and a half solidi.’


(Text: W. E. Crum; trans. G. Schenke)

History

Evidence ID

E04323

Saint Name

Mary, Mother of Christ : S00033

Saint Name in Source

Μαρία

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Coptic

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

Aphrodito

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

Aphrodito Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Source

The papyrus document Or. 6230 (13) is kept at the British Library in London.

Bibliography

Text: Bell, H.I., and Crum, W.E., Greek Papyri in the British Museum. London IV: The Aphrodito Papyri (London, 1910).

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