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E02292: Greek payment of oil, from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), to a presbyter of a martyr shrine of *Ioustos (presumably the soldier and martyr of Antinoopolis, S01172), datable to the 5th century.

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posted on 2017-01-29, 00:00 authored by gschenke
P.Oxy. 10 1311

This short note does not make it clear whether the payment is intended for the presbyter personally, or as a donation to the saint's martyr shrine.

The text runs as follows:

εἰς τὸ ἔλαιον τοῦ ἀποτακτῆρ(ος(?)) Ἀνιανός πρ(εσβυτέρου) μαρτυρ(ίου) Ἄπα Ἰούστου

'For the oil of … Anianos, presbyter of the martyr shrine (martyrion) of Apa Ioustos.'

(Text: B. P. Grenfell and A. S. Hunt, trans: G.Schenke)

A complete record of the text can be found at:;10;1311


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Ioustos, son of the emperor Numerian, soldier and martyr at Antinoopolis, under Diocletian : S01172

Saint Name in Source

Ἄπα Ἰοῦστος

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private document Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet


  • Greek

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)

Oxyrhynchos Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Martyr shrine (martyrion, bet sāhedwātā, etc.)

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Bequests, donations, gifts and offerings


The document is housed at Newton Centre, Andover Newton Theological School, P. Oxy. 1311, and has been dated on palaeographical grounds.


Edition: B. P. Grenfell, B.P., and Hunt, A.S., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. X, Published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs (London, 1914), 258.

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