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E02161: Coptic acknowledgement from the area of Hermopolis/Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt), issued by an institution dedicated to *Leontios (possibly the martyr of Tripolis in Phoenicia, S00216), datable to the 7th century.

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posted on 21.12.2016, 00:00 by gschenke
CPR 4 198, line 7 reads as follows:

[ -ca.?- ]ⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲗⲉⲟⲛ̣[ⲧⲓⲟⲥ ϩⲓⲧⲟⲟⲧϥ ⲛⲓ]ⲱⲁ̣ⲛ̣ⲛⲏⲥ ⲡⲉⲩ̣[ⲗⲁ]ⲃⲉⲥⲧⲁⲧⲟⲥ […]

'[……] saint Leontios [represented through] John, the most pious […] '


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;198

History

Evidence ID

E02161

Saint Name

Leontios, martyr in Tripolis (Syria), ob. c. 303-312 : S00216

Saint Name in Source

ⲗⲉⲟⲛ̣[ⲧⲓⲟⲥ]

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private 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 Antinoopolis

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

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis Antinoopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

This very fragmentary papyrus document K 4928 belongs to the papyrus collection in Vienna. The document is dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

See also E1148.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Till, W.C., Corpus Papyrorum Raineri IV (CPR IV): Die koptischen Rechtsurkunden der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, 1958), 178–180. Mention: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 424.

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