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E04032: Coptic will of Elisabeth, from Jeme (Upper Egypt), bequeathing her property to her husband, signed by many witnesses, one of which is a priest at the church of *Kyriakos (presumably the child martyr of Tarsus, S00007) at Jeme; dated between 26 Mai and 24 June 723.

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posted on 15.09.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
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Elisabeth, a local woman from Jeme, bequeaths all her property to her second husband Abraham. One of the witnesses signing this document is a priest at the church of Kyriakos.

Lines 103–104 read as follows:

⳨ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲍⲁⲭⲁⲣⲓⲁⲥ ⲡⲉⲗⲁⲭ(ⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ) ⲙⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃ(ⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ) ⲙⲡϩⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲕⲩⲣⲓⲁⲕⲟⲥ ⲛϫⲏⲙⲉ ϯⲱ ⲙⲙⲛⲧⲣⲉ ⲡⲣⲟⲥ ⲧⲁⲓⲧⲉⲥⲓⲥ ⲛⲉⲗⲉⲥⲁⲃⲏⲕ +

‘I, Zacharias, the least presbyter of saint Kyriakos at Jeme, I act as a witness at the request of Elisabeth.’


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

History

Evidence ID

E04032

Saint Name

Kyrikos/Cyricus, child martyr of Tarsus (son of *Ioulitta/Julitta) : S00007

Saint Name in Source

ⲕⲩⲣⲓⲁⲕⲟⲥ

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet Documentary texts - Will

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

723

Evidence not after

723

Activity not before

723

Activity not after

723

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, BM Or. 1061c and 1062, belongs to the British Museum in London.

Bibliography

Edition and Translation: Crum, W.E., and Steindorff, G., Koptische Rechtsurkunden des achten Jahrhunderts aus Djeme (Theben) (Leipzig, 1971), 217–221. Till, W.C., Erbrechtliche Untersuchungen auf Grund der koptischen Urkunden (Vienna, 1954), 177–183 (German Translation).

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