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E04522: Greek land lease from from Arsinoe (Fayum), concerning land in the village Boubastos (Fayum) belonging to the church of *Kollouthos (presumably the physician and martyr of Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt), S00641), dated 14 October 632.

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posted on 2017-12-22, 00:00 authored by dlambert
SB 6 9461

In lines 5–9 the church of Kollouthos is addressed as the lessor of the property:

τῇ ἁγίᾳ ἐκκλησίᾳ τῆς Ἀρσινοιτῶν πόλεως καλουμέ(νης)
τοῦ ἁγίου Κολλούθου διὰ σοῦ τοῦ ταύτης οἰκονόμου
Φοιβάμμωνος τοῦ περιβλέπτου Αὐρήλιος Εὐλόγιος
υἱὸς Ἀπολλῶ ὁρμώμενος ἀπὸ κώμης Βουβάστου
τοῦ Ἀρσινοίτου νομοῦ χ(αίρειν).

'To the holy church of the city of the Arsinoites which is called (the church) of Saint Kollouthos, represented through you, Phoibammon, vir spectabilis, the oikonomos of this church, Aurelios Eulogios, son of Apollos, originating from the village Boubastos of the Arsinoite nome, greetings.'

The verso of the document summarises the content of the contract as follows:

† μίσθ(ωσις) (ἀρουρῶν) ε πλ(έον) ἔλαττ(ον) ἐν πεδίῳ κώμ(ης) Βουβάστου γενομέ(νη) ὑπὸ Αὐρ(ηλίου) Εὐλογίου υ̣ἱ̣ο̣ῦ̣ Ἀ̣π̣ο̣λ̣λ̣ῶ̣ εἰς τὴν [ἁγ]ί[αν] ἐκκλ(ησίαν) τοῦ ἁγίου Κολλούθου.

'Land lease of 5 aruras more or less in the plain of the village of Boubastos, made by Aurelios Eulogios, son of Apollos for the holy church of Saint Kollouthos.'

(Trans.: G. Schenke)

A full record of the document can be found at:;6;9461


Evidence ID


Saint Name

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

Saint Name in Source


Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Lease or rental document 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 Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Arsinoe Boubastos (Fayum)

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

Arsinoe Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis Boubastos (Fayum) Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)


Vienna, Nationalbibliothek G 25662.



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