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E04072: Coptic funerary inscription invoking the God of *Kollouthos (physician and martyr of Antinoopolis, S00641) to have mercy on the soul of a deceased woman, presumably from Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt) where the great shrine of Kollouthos was located; datable to the 6th/8th century.

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posted on 25.09.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
KSB 1 435

The text of this short inscription is incomplete and badly damaged, but see also $E04073.

[+ ⲡⲛⲟ]ⲩⲧⲉ ⲙⲫⲁ[ⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲕ]ⲟⲗⲗⲟⲩⲑⲟⲥ [ⲁⲣⲓ ⲟⲩ]ⲛⲁ ⲙⲛ [ⲧⲉⲯⲩⲭ]ⲏ ⲛⲧⲙ[ⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲁ] …

‘God of saint Kollouthos, have mercy on the soul of the blessed NN.’


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

History

Evidence ID

E04072

Saint Name

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

Saint Name in Source

ⲕ]ⲟⲗⲗⲟⲩⲑⲟⲥ

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Antinoopolis

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

Antinoopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The limestone stele is kept at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Bibliography

Text: Hasitzka, M.R.M., Koptisches Sammelbuch I (KSB I) (Vienna, 1993), 157.

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Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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