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E02443: Coptic sale of a property, from Jeme (Upper Egypt), mentioning Abba *Patermouthios (possibly S01222); dated 25 February 750.

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In this sale of a property its exact location is described in relation to other properties around it, one of them being a property the buyer had bought previously from the heirs of saint Apa Patermute marking the Northern boundary of the property sold now.

Lines 57–60 read as follows:

ⲡϩⲏⲧ ⲡⲕⲁϩ ⲛⲧⲁⲕϣⲟⲟⲡⲉϥ ⲛⲧⲟⲕ ϩⲁⲣⲟⲛ ⲛⲧⲟⲟⲧⲟⲩ ⲛⲛⲕⲗⲏⲣⲟⲛⲟⲙⲟⲥ ⲛⲡϩⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲃⲃⲁ ⲡⲁⲧⲉⲣⲙⲟⲩⲑⲓⲟⲥ

'The North (boundary): the land which you, Aaron, have bought from the heirs of saint Abba Patermouthios.'

(Text: W. E. Crum and G. Steindorff, German trans. W. C. Till, Engl. trans. G. Schenke)
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E02443

Saint Name

Patermouthios, native of Oxyrhynchos who gathered disciples around him : S01222

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲃⲃⲁ ⲡⲁⲧⲉⲣⲙⲟⲩⲑⲓⲟⲥ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Sale document Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

750

Evidence not after

750

Activity not before

750

Activity not after

750

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Jeme

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

Jeme Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

The papyrus document is housed at the British Museum in London, BM Or. 4867.

Bibliography

Text and Translation: Crum, W.E., and Steindorff, G., Koptische Rechtsurkunden des achten Jahrhunderts aus Djeme (Theben) (Leipzig, 1971), 1–6. Till, W.C., Die Koptischen Rechtsurkunden aus Theben (Vienna, 1964), pp. 86–88 (German Translations). Discussion: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris, 2001), 168–170.

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