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E02208: Greek fiscal document from the area of Hermopolis (Middle Egypt), mentioning payments made by a small oratory of *Horouonchios (martyr, S01187); dated either to the year 618–619 or 633–634 AD.

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posted on 2017-01-03, 00:00 authored by gschenke
P.Sorb. 2 69, fragment 56.D, line 7

[δ(ιὰ) τοῦ ἁγί(ου) Ὡρουω]γχίου μικ(ροῦ) εὐκτ(ηρίου) (ἀρτάβης) 𐅵

'Through saint Horouonchios, the small oratory, half an artaba.'

Text: J. Gascou. English translation: G. Schenke.

A complete record of the text can be found at:;2;69


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Herouodj, martyr together with Moui : S01187

Saint Name in Source


Type of Evidence

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



Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc


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

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified


The fragmentary papyrus document belongs in parts to Paris, Sorbonne, Institut de Papyrologie 2227 (1-69) Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Nationale P. gr. 1442 - 1485 Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Nationale P. gr. 1574 Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Nationale P. gr. 1794. The document is dated by the indiction year, which could be either one of the two possible years within the first half of the 7th century.


The same saint can be found in E02156, E02158, E02209, E02210, E02211, and E02212.


Text and Translation: Gascou, J., Un Codex fiscal Hermopolite (P.Sorb. II 69), Papyrus de la Sorbonne II, American Studies in Papyrology XXXII, No. 69 (Atlanta, 1994). Mention: O'Leary, De L., Saints of Egypt (London: SPCK, 1937), 151. Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 222–223.

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