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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 2017-01-06, 00:00 authored 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:;22;60


Evidence ID


Saint Name

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

Saint Name in Source


Type of Evidence

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



Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


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)


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


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


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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