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E04039: Coptic document from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt) concerning the receipt of a rent payment for land, issued by a deacon of a church dedicated to *Kollouthos (presumably the physician and martyr of Antinoopolis, S00641); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 15.09.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
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In this document a deacon is acting on behalf of the legal body (dikaion) of a church dedicated to Kollouthos issuing a receipt for a rent payment received.
Lines 1–5 read as follows:

⳨ ⲡⲇⲓⲕⲁⲓⲟⲛ ⲛⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲕⲟⲗⲗⲟⲩⲑⲉ ⲛⲧⲡⲩⲗⲏ ϩⲓⲧⲟⲟⲧ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲅⲣⲏⲅⲟⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲓⲉⲗⲁⲭ(ⲓⲥ)ⲧ(ⲟⲥ) ⲛⲇⲓⲁⲕⲟ(ⲛⲟⲥ) ⲉⲓⲥϩⲁⲓ ⲛⲯⲁϩ ⲗⲟⲩⲗⲟⲩ
ⲯⲁ ⲛⲗⲁⲭⲁⲛⲉ ϫⲉ ⲁϫⲓ

‘The legal body (dikaion) of saint Kollouthos at the gate, through me, Gregorios, the least deacon, I am writing to the master Loulou, the vegetable seller. I have received …’


(Text: M. Hasitzka, trans. G. Schenke)

History

Evidence ID

E04039

Saint Name

Kollouthos, physician and martyr of Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt), ob. early 4th cent. : S00641

Saint Name in Source

ⲕⲟⲗⲗⲟⲩⲑⲉ

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet Documentary texts - Lease or rental document

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Aphrodito

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

Aphrodito Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)

Source

This papyrus document, P.Beatty Copt. inv. 2177.7, belongs to the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin. The document has been dated on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Text: Hasitzka, M.R.M., Koptisches Sammelbuch I (KSB I) (Vienna, 1993), 92.

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