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E04325: Coptic fiscal document from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt) mentioning an institution dedicated to *Pinoution (S01613) as well as one dedicated to *Phoibammon (presumably the soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 2017-11-06, 00:00 authored by gschenke
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Column 1, line 8 of the document lists a taxpayer most likely belonging to the church or monastery of saint Pinoution:

δ(ιὰ) …].λ( ) Φιλοθ(έου) τοῦ ἁγίου Πινουτ(ίωνος) νο(μίσματος) γ´

‘[Through …], son of Philotheos, of saint Pinoution: 1/3 solidus.’

Column 1, line 20 of the verso lists the presbyter David of a church or monastery of saint Phoibammon:

δ(ιὰ) Δ]αυιδ πρε(σβυτέρου) τοῦ ἁγίου Φο[ιβ(άμμωνος)] νο(μίσματος) γ´

‘[Through] David, presbyter of saint Phoibammon: 1/3 solidus.’

(Text: W. E. Crum; trans. G. Schenke)


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Pinoution saint with cult in Aphrodito, possibly the bishop of Antinoopolis associated with Kollouthos, physician and martyr : S01613 Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

Πινουτ(ίων) Φο[ιβ()

Type of Evidence

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


  • Coptic

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


The papyrus document Or. 6230 (40) is kept at the British Library in London.


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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