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E02308: Greek letter from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), mentioning a presbyter and oikonomos of an institution dedicated to *Kollouthos (physician and martyr of Antinoopolis, S00641), datable to the 6th century.

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posted on 2017-02-02, 00:00 authored by gschenke
P.Oxy. 16 1934

This letter gives an extract from a receipt issued by a village scribe to the oikonomos of Kollouthos, and states that the scribe had omitted in his account the corn specified in the receipt; the recipient of the letter is therefore requested to send him to be interrogated.

Lines 4–5 read as follows:

π(αρὰ) Φοιβάμμωνος πρεσβ(υτέρου)
(καὶ) οἰκ(ονόμου) τοῦ ἁγ(ίου) Κολλούθου

'… (received) from Phoibammon, presbyter and oikonomos of saint Kollouthos …'

(Summary and text: B. P. Grenfell, A. S. Hunt, and H. I. Bell, trans.: G. Schenke)

A complete record of the document with images and bibliography can be found at:;16;1934


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Kollouthos, physician and martyr from Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt), ob. early 4th cent. : S00641

Saint Name in Source


Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Letter Documentary texts - Fiscal document 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

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc


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

Oxyrhynchos Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - lesser clergy


The papyrus document, P.Cairo 10083, was found at Oxyrhynchos, and is now housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The dating of the text rests on palaeographical grounds.


Edition: Grenfell, B.P., Hunt, A.S., and Bell, H.I., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri XVI, published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs (London, 1924), 213–214.

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