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E02154: Fragmentary Coptic land lease from Hermopolis (Middle Egypt), mentioning an institution of *Phoibammon (probably the soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080), bordering the agricultural locality in question, datable to the 7th century.

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CPR 4 118, line 4

[ -ca.?- ]ⲉ ⲛⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲙⲱⲛ ⲛϣⲧⲉϩ

'[…] of saint Phoibammon at Shtech … […]'


Text and German translation: W. C. Till. English translation: G. Schenke.

A full record of this document can be found at:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/cpr;4;118

History

Evidence ID

E02154

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Preht (ob. c. 304) : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲙⲱⲛ

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 Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermopolis Shtech

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

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis Shtech Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Source

The papyrus K 1780 belongs to the papyrus collection at Vienna. The document is dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

Shtech was a rural Hermopolite locality, probably the place where the church or monastery of Phoibammon was located, rather than the place of origin of the saint.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Till, W.C., Corpus Papyrorum Raineri IV (CPR IV): Die koptischen Rechtsurkunden der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, 1958), 113–114. Mention: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 424.

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