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E01311: Coptic funerary inscription with an invocation to the God of *Kollouthos (physician and martyr of Antinoopolis, S00641) addressed as the physician who heals bodies and souls, to intercede on behalf of the deceased, presumably 6th/7th century, from Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt).

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KSB 2 1071

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ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲙⲡϩⲁⲅⲓ-
ⲟⲥ ⲕⲟⲗⲗⲟⲩⲑⲟⲥ
ⲡⲥⲁⲉⲓⲛ ⲉⲧⲉϥⲑⲉⲣⲁⲡⲉⲩⲉ
ⲛⲛⲉⲯⲩⲭⲏ ⲙⲛ ⲛⲥⲱⲙⲁ ⲉⲕⲉ-
ⲡⲁⲣⲁⲕⲁⲗⲉⲓ ⲙⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲉ-
ϩⲣⲁⲓ ⲉϫⲛ ⲧⲉⲯⲩⲭⲏ ⲙⲡⲙⲁ-
<ⲕⲁ>ⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲕⲟⲗⲑⲉ ⲛⲧⲉⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ
ⲣ ⲟⲩⲛⲁ ⲛⲙⲙⲁϥ ⲛⲧⲁϥ ⲙ-
ⲧⲟⲛ ⲇⲉ ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲉⲥⲟⲩ ϥⲧⲟⲟⲩ
ⲉⲡⲁⲩⲛⲓ ⲡⲉⲃⲟⲧ ⲛⲧⲉⲓⲣⲟⲙ-
ⲡⲉ ⲧⲁⲓ ⲇⲉⲥⲁⲣⲉⲥⲕⲉⲧⲉⲕⲁⲧⲏⲥ
ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ ϩⲁⲙⲏⲛ

'God of saint Kollouthos, the physician who heals the souls and the bodies, may you intercede with God on behalf of the soul of the blessed Kolthe, and may God have mercy on him who has gone to rest on day 4 of the month Pauni of this 14th indiction year.'

Translation: Gesa Schenke.

History

Evidence ID

E01311

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 marble grave stele was found in Antinoopolis/Antinoe and is now kept at the Coptic Museum in Cairo, inv. 9678.

Discussion

For similar inscriptions, see E01263, E01264, E01301, E01309, and E01310.

Bibliography

Munier, H., "Stéles chrétiennes d’Antinoé," Aegyptus 29 (1949), 130, no. 3. Hasitzka, M.R.M., Koptisches Sammelbuch II (KSB II) (Vienna, 2004), 145, no. 1071.

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