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E06113: Greek receipt from Arsinoiton Polis (Fayum) concerning straw, mentioning a church of *Stephen (presumably the First Martyr, S00030) where one of the witnesses is a priest; datable to the 7th century.

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posted on 2018-08-16, 00:00 authored by gschenke
P.Flor. 3 336

One of the witnesses signing this document is a presbyter of the church of saint Stephen. Lines 20–21 of the receipt read as follows:

(hand 3) † Ἀπολλῶς \†/ πρε(σβύτερος) ἐκκλη[σίας τοῦ ἁ]γ̣ί(ου) Στεφάνου υἱὸς τοῦ
μα[καρίου] Ἄπα Ὣρ μαρτυρῶ τ[ῇδε τῃ] ἀποδείξει ὡς πρό(κειται). †

'Apollos, presbyter of the church of saint Stephen, son of the blessed Apa Hor/Apahor, I am a witness to this receipt as it is stated above.'

(Text: G. Vitelli; trans.: G. Schenke)

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Evidence ID


Saint Name

Stephen, the First Martyr : S00030

Saint Name in Source


Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet Documentary texts - Other private document


  • 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

Arsinoites (Fayum)

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

Arsinoites (Fayum) Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Church


The papyrus document P. Flor. 3.336 is kept at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence.


Text and translation: Vitelli, G., Documenti e testi letterari dell'età romana e bizantina. Papiri greco-egizii, Papiri Fiorentini III (Milan, 1915).

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