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E02076: Coptic rent contract for parts of a house mentioning a 'street of the Archangel Gabriel', most likely named after a church or a monastery of *Gabriel (the Archangel, S00192), from Hermopolis, datable to the 7th century.

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CPR 4 115, line 8

[........] . ⲛⲧⲉϩⲣⲩⲙⲏ ⲙⲡⲁⲣⲭ(ⲁⲅⲅⲉⲗⲟⲥ) ⲅⲁⲃⲣⲓⲏⲗ . . .

'[…] in the street of the Archangel Gabriel …’


A full record of the document can be found at:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/cpr;4;115



History

Evidence ID

E02076

Saint Name

Gabriel, the Archangel : S00192

Saint Name in Source

ⲡⲁⲣⲭ ⲅⲁⲃⲣⲓⲏⲗ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Lease or rental document

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

699

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermopolis

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

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Gates, bridges and roads

Source

The papyrus from Hermopolis, inv. no. P.Vindob. K 4910 is housed at the papyrus collection in Vienna. The document is dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

The same street seems to be referred to as 'the street of Apa Gabriel' in CPR 4 114, see E01923.

Bibliography

Edition: Till, W.C., Corpus Papyrorum Raineri IV (CPR IV): Die koptischen Rechtsurkunden der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, 1958), 110–111. Mention: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 424.

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