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E06120: Greek tax receipt from the Arsinoites (Fayum) mentioning a district named after *Viktor (presumably Viktor, son of Romanos, S00749); datable to the 7th century.

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posted on 17.08.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
P.Grenf. 1 69=SPP 8 737:

This receipt for poll-tax was issued for a carpenter named Pousis who resided in a district named after saint Viktor.

Lines 1–3 of the document read as follows:

† παρέσχ(ε) Ποῦσις τέκτ(ων)
(ὑπὲρ) διαγραφ(ῆς) λαύρ(ας) τ(οῦ) Ἁγί(ου)
Βίκτορος

'Pousis, the carpenter, paid for the poll-tax of the district of saint Biktor.'

(Text: B. P. Grenfell; trans.: G. Schenke)

Full record available under:

https://papyri.info/ddbdp/p.grenf;1;69

History

Evidence ID

E06120

Saint Name

Viktor, son of Romanos, martyr in Egypt : S00749

Saint Name in Source

Βίκτωρ

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

699

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Arsinoites (Fayum)

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

Arsinoites (Fayum) Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Towns, villages, districts and fortresses

Source

The document MS. Gr. class. g. 9 (P), written on parchment, is kept at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Grenfell, B. P., An Alexandrian Erotic Fragment and other Greek Papyri chiefly Ptolemaic (P.Grenf. 1), Oxford 1896. Wessely, C., Griechische Papyrusurkunden kleineren Formats (P.Kl. Form. 2), Studien zur Palaeographie und Papyruskunde vol. 8, Leipzig 1908.

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