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E06456: Greek document from Jeme (Upper Egypt) concerning an agreement to submit a pledged piece of jewellery, mentioning an institution dedicated to *Psate (presumably Apa Psote, the martyr and bishop of Psoi/Ptolemais, S01468); dated 16 December 556.

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posted on 2018-09-11, 00:00 authored by gschenke
SB 18 13777

In lines 30–31 of this document from Memnoneia (Jeme), a subdeacon of an instituion dedicated to saint Psate is mentioned as a witness:

Παῦλος Ἰσακίου ὑποδιάκ(ονος) τῶ ἁγίου ἄπα Ψάτε μαρ-
τυρῶ τῷ γραμματίῳ ἀκούσας παρὰ τῆς θεμένης.

'I, Paul, son of Isaac, subdeacon of St Apa Psate, witness the agreement at the request of the maker.'

(Text and trans. G. M. Parássoglou)

For a complete record see:;18;13777


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Psote, Apa Psote, bishop of Psoi/Ptolemais (Upper Egypt) and martyr under Diocletian : S01468

Saint Name in Source

ἄπα Ψάτε

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


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

Jeme Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - lesser clergy


The papyrus Pap 2916 is kept at the British Library in London.


Text and Translation: Parássoglou, G.M., "Three Papyri from Upper Egypt," Tyche, 2 (1987), 155-160.

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