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E04321: Greek list of payments from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning an institution dedicated to *George (presumably the soldier and martyr, S00259), people associated with *Mary (presumably Mother of Christ, S00033), and a district of *Philotheos (possibly the young boy of Antioch, S00878); datable to the 8th century.

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posted on 2017-11-06, 00:00 authored by dlambert
P.Lond 4 1491

In line 1 of fragment A people associated with an institution or district dedicated to Mary are mentioned:

[ -ca.?- ἀ]νθ(ρώπων) Ἁγί(ας) Μαρίας

'… of the people of saint Mary'

In line 1 of fragment D2 a topos dedicated to George is mentioned:

Δαυὶδ Πάνος εἰ(ς) τόπ(ον) Ἁγίου Γεωργίου

'David, son of Panos, for the topos of saint George'

On fragment E a district dedicated to Philotheos is mentioned:

μερίτ(ος) Ἁγίου Φιλοθ(έου)

'of the district of saint Philotheos'

For a complete record of the document see:;4;1491


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Mary, Mother of Christ : S00033 George, soldier and martyr of Diospolis/Lydda : S00259 Philotheos, child martyr of Antioch : S00878

Saint Name in Source

Μαρία Γεώργιος Φιλόθεος

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - List 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)

Aphrodito Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Towns, villages, districts and fortresses


London, British Library Pap 1415 a, d and e.


Text: Bell, H.I., and Crum, W.E., Greek Papyri in the British Museum. London IV: The Aphrodito Papyri (London, 1910).

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