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E04144: Coptic account from Edfu/Apollonopolis (Upper Egypt) concerning the delivery of measures of vegetables, mentioning institutions dedicated to *Kyriakos (presumably the child martyr of Tarsus, S00007) and Stephen (possibly the First Martyr, S00030) receiving a delivery/donation; datable to the second half of the 7th century.

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posted on 2017-10-12, 00:00 authored by gschenke, erizos
P.Apoll. 99

The list of recipients of vegetable measures from a total of 42 artabas includes also a reader, a carpenter, and a camel driver. While they seem to receive their amounts as payment, the two institutions dedicated to the saints presumably acquire it as a donation.
Lines 1–3 read as follows:

† λόγ(ος) λαχ(άνων) ἀρτ(αβῶν) μβ
ἀφʼ (ὧν) (οὗτως)
εἰ(ς) τ(ὸν) Ἅγι(ον) Στέφ(ανον) (καὶ) εἰ(ς) τ(ὸν) Ἅγι(ον) Κυριακ(ὸν) ἀρτ(άβης) 𐅷

‘Account of 42 artabas of vegetables
out of which:
To saint Stephanos (and) to saint Kyriakos: 2/3 of an artaba.’

(Text: R. Rémondon; trans.: G. Schenke)

A complete record of the text is available at:;;99


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Kyrikos/Cyricus, child martyr of Tarsus (son of *Ioulitta/Julitta) : S00007 Stephen, the First Martyr : S00030

Saint Name in Source

Κυριακός Στέφανος

Type of Evidence

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

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc


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

Edfu Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Bequests, donations, gifts and offerings


The papyrus document Cairo IFAO C 115 is currently kept at the IFAO in Cairo. Its dating is based on find context and script.


Text and French translation: Rémondon, R., Papyrus grecs d'Apollônos Anô (Documents de fouilles de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale du Caire 19; Cairo, 1953).

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