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E04074: Coptic funerary inscription invoking the God of *Kollouthos (physician and martyr of Antinoopolis, S00641) to have mercy on the soul of a deceased man, 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 1 466

The text of this invocation begins with the name of the deceased, presumably Hypnos, headed by the abbreviation for the term 'blessed'. The edition suggests reading the name of the deceased as Philop(o)nos, though without any further explanation.

Lines 1–4 read as follows:

+̣ ⲡ̣ⲙ̣ⲁ̣ⲕ̣(ⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ) ⲩ̣ⲡⲛⲟⲥ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲙⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲕⲟⲗⲗⲟⲩⲑⲟⲥ ⲉⲕⲉⲣ ⲟⲩⲛⲁ ⲙⲛ ⲧⲉϥⲯ(ⲩ)ⲭⲏ ϩⲁⲙⲏⲛ

‘The blessed Hypnos. God of saint Kollouthos, you shall have mercy on his soul. Amen.’


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

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Evidence ID

E04074

Saint Name

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

Saint Name in Source

ⲕⲟⲗⲗⲟⲩⲑⲟⲥ

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 marble stele no. 43 is kept at the National Library in Paris.

Bibliography

Text: Hasitzka, M.R.M., Koptisches Sammelbuch I (KSB I) (Vienna, 1993), 166.

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Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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