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E01921: Coptic contract amongst two monks from the monastery of Apa *Jeremias (S00773) at Memphis concerning duties on a ship, from Memphis (Lower Egypt), datable to the 8th century.

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posted on 11.10.2016, 00:00 by dlambert
CPR 4 17, line 2:

ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ ⲛⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲓⲉⲣ[ⲏⲙⲓⲁⲥ? ϩⲙ] ⲡⲧⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲙⲉⲃ[ⲉ?]

'… the monk of saint Apa Jeremias (?) [on] the mountain of Memphis (?) …'

History

Evidence ID

E01921

Saint Name

Jeremias, Enoch, and Sibylla : S00773

Saint Name in Source

ⲓⲉⲣ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private document

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

700

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

700

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Memphis

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

Memphis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Source

Fragmentary papyrus document from Memphis, housed at the papyrus collection in Vienna. The document is dated on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Text: Till, W.C., Corpus Papyrorum Raineri IV (CPR IV): Die koptischen Rechtsurkunden der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, 1958), 13–14. Further reading: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 423.

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