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E01309: Coptic funerary inscription with an invocation to the God of *Kollouthos (physician and martyr of Antinoopolis, S00641) to have mercy on the deceased and receive him in the heavenly kingdom, presumably 6th/7th century, from Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt).

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KSB 2 1069

+ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ
ⲕⲟⲗⲑⲉ {ⲕ}ⲁⲣⲓ ⲟⲩⲛⲁ
ⲙⲉⲛ ⲧⲉⲯⲩⲭⲏ
ⲙⲡ<ⲙ>ⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲅⲉⲱⲣⲅ(ⲉ)
ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ
ⲥⲟⲩ ϫⲱϫⲟⲧⲙ ⲙ-
ⲡⲁϣⲟⲟⲥ ϩⲓ ⲧⲓⲣⲟ<ⲙ>
ⲡⲉ ⲧⲁⲓ ⲇⲣⲓⲧⲏⲥ ⲛ-
ⲧⲉⲕⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲥ <ⲉ>ⲕⲉ-
ϫⲓⲧϥ ⲛⲧⲉⲕ-
ⲙⲛⲧⲣⲟⲟ ϩⲁ-
ⲙⲏⲛ +

'God of saint Kollouthos have mercy on the soul of the blessed George who has gone to rest on day 23 of the month Pachon in this year of the 3rd indiction. May you receive him in your kingdom. Amen.'

Translation: Gesa Schenke.

History

Evidence ID

E01309

Saint Name

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

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

699

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 limestone grave stele was found in Antinoopolis/Antinoe, but its whereabouts are presently unknown.

Discussion

For similar inscriptions, see E01263, E01264, E01301, E01310, and E01311.

Bibliography

Munier, H., "Stéles chrétiennes d’Antinoé," Aegyptus 29 (1949), 129, no. 1. Hasitzka, M.R.M., Koptisches Sammelbuch II (KSB II) (Vienna, 2004), 144–145, no. 1069.

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