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E06459: Bilingual Greek and Latin account of expenses from Aphrodito/Antaiopolites (Upper Egypt), mentioning the martyr Apa *Psate (presumably Apa Psote, martyr and bishop of Psoi/Ptolemais, S01468); dated either between 533–539 or 546–548.

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posted on 2018-09-11, 00:00 authored by gschenke
SB 20 14494 = P.Freer 3 und 4

Line 37 of the document reads as follows:

μαρτ[υρ]ίῳ ἁγίῳ Ἄββ[α] Ψά̣του σίτου mọ(diorum)  ρπβ  𐅵

(online: μαρτ[υρ]ίῳ ἁγίῳ Ἄββ[α] Ψά̣του σίτου mọ(diorum) ρπβ 𐅵)

'To the martyr shrine of saint Abba Psate: 182.5 modi of wheat.'

For a complete record see:;;3+4


Evidence ID


Saint Name

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

Saint Name in Source

Ἄββ[α] Ψά̣του

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)

Aphrodito Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Martyr shrine (martyrion, bet sāhedwātā, etc.)

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Church

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Bequests, donations, gifts and offerings


The papyrus document is kept at the Smithsonian in Washington, Freer Gallery of Art 08.45 c.


Text:;;3+4 Discussion: Gascou, J, "La table budgétaire d'Antaeopolis,", in: C. Abadie-Reynal, V. Kravari, J. Lefort, and C. Morrisson, Cécile (eds.), Hommes et richesses dans l'empire byzantin, vol. 1 (Paris, 1989), 279-313, at pp. 281-286. Zuckerman, C., Du village à l'empire: autour du registre fiscal d'Aphroditô (525/526) (Paris, 2004), pp. 54-56.

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    Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity