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E01263: Coptic inscription on a marble grave stele invoking the God of *Kollouthos (physician and martyr of Antinoopolis, S00641) to grant the deceased rest among the saints, of uncertain date, presumably from Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt) where the great shrine of Kollouthos was situated.

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posted on 10.04.2016, 00:00 by gschenke
KSB 1 685

+ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲛⲫⲁ-
ⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲕⲟⲗⲗⲟⲩ-
ⲑⲟⲥ ⲉⲕⲉⲣⲣ ⲟⲩ-
ⲛⲁ ⲙⲛ ⲧⲉⲯⲩ-
ⲭⲏ ⲛⲧⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲁ
ⲁⲙⲁ ϩⲏⲩ ⲉⲕⲧⲓ ⲙ-
ⲧⲟⲛ ⲛⲁⲥ ⲙⲛ ⲛⲕ-
ⲡⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ
ⲉⲧⲁⲥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙ-
ⲙⲟⲥ ⲉⲡⲉⲃⲟⲧ
ⲑⲱⲑ ⲓⲇ
ⲛⲧⲓⲣⲟⲙⲡⲉ ⲧⲁⲓ ⲉⲃⲇⲟ-
ⲙⲉⲥ [ ]ⲛⲇⲓⲕⲇⲟⲛⲟⲥ

'God of saint Kollouthos, may you have mercy on the soul of the blessed Ama Heu. May you grant her rest together with your saints. She has gone to rest in the month of Thoth on the 14th day in this year of the seventh indiction.

Trans. Gesa Schenke

History

Evidence ID

E01263

Saint Name

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

Saint Name in Source

ⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲕⲟⲗⲗⲟⲩⲑⲟⲥ

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

899

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Antinoopolis

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

Antinoopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The stele is kept at the Coptic Museum in Cairo.

Bibliography

Edition: M.R.M. Hasitzka, Koptisches Sammelbuch I (KSB I) (Vienna, 1993), 231.

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