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E04328: Greek document from Syene /Aswan (Upper Egypt), concerning the sale of shares of houses, mentioning a shrine (topos) of the martyr Apa *Viktor (son of Romanos, Egyptian martyr, S00749) and a quarter of the town named after him, dated 6 March 594.

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posted on 2017-11-06, 00:00 authored by gschenke
P.Lond 5 1733:

This document is a sale of shares of houses stating their exact location.

Lines 24–25 read as follows:

ἐπὶ τῆς αὐτῆς Συήνης περὶ τὸ νότινονμέρος τοῦ Φρουρίου
καὶ περὶ λα̣ύραν τοῦ ἁγίου ἀθλοφόρου Ἄπα Βίκτορος μάρτυρος

'… lying in the same Syene in the southern part of the fortress and in the Quarter of Saint Apa Viktor, triumphant martyr. '

Line 36 reads:

βορρᾶ τοῦ ἁγίου τόπου Ἄπα Βίκτορος μάρτυρος

'… on the north (the site) of the shrine of the martyr Apa Viktor'

(Text: H. I. Bell; trans.: Pap.Eleph.Eng. (1996) D49)

For a complete record of the document see:;5;1733


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Viktor, son of Romanos, Egyptian martyr : S00749

Saint Name in Source

Ἄπα Βίκτωρ

Type of Evidence

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



Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Aswan Syene

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

Aswan Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis Syene 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 1798.


Text: Bell, H.I., Greek Papyri in the British Museum V (London, 1917).

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