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E06114: Greek receipt from Arsinoiton Polis (Fayum) concerning a salary payment, involving a deacon of an institution dedicated to *George (presumably the soldier and martyr, S00259); datable to the 7th century.

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posted on 2018-08-16, 00:00 authored by gschenke
P.Grenf. 1 68=SPP 3 128

The two parties involved in the financial transaction are a deacon of a local institution dedicated to saint George and a decorator named Apahor.

† ἔχω ἐγὼ Γεώργιος σὺν θεῷ διάκο(νος)
τοῦ ἁγίου Γεωργίου Παρεμβολ(ῆς),
παρὰ σοῦ ἄπα Ὦρ βαφ(έως) (ὑπὲρ) τοῦ ἐμοῦ
μισθ(οῦ) χρ(υσοῦ) νό(μισμα) α, χρυσοῦ νόμισμα
ἕν. ἐγράφη μηνὶ Μεσορὴ ιε ιγ ἰνδ(ικτιόνος).

'I, George, by God, deacon of saint George of (the district of) Parembole, received from you, Apa Hor/Apahor, decorator, for my salary, 1 gold coin: gold coin one. Written in the month Mesore, day 15, of the 13th indiction.'

(Text: F. Mitthof; trans.: G. Schenke)

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Evidence ID


Saint Name

George, soldier and martyr : S00259

Saint Name in Source


Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private 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

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 - unspecified

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Church


The papyrus document Pap. F 117 is kept at Trinity College Dublin.


Text and translation: Grenfell, B. P., An Alexandrian Erotic Fragment and other Greek Papyri chiefly Ptolemaic (P.Grenf. 1) (Oxford, 1896). Wessely, C., Griechische Papyrusurkunden kleineren Formats (P.Kl. Form. 1), Studien zur Palaeographie und Papyruskunde vol. 3 (Leipzig, 1904). Mitthof, F., Schuldscheine und Quittungen, Griechische Papyrusurkunden kleineren Formats Neuedition, III2, Pt. 2 (Vienna, 2007).

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