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E04077: Coptic funerary inscription from unknown Egyptian provenance, invoking God to take care of a presbyter of Apa *Kyros (S01932); datable to the 6th–8th century.

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posted on 25.09.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
KSB 1 484

Lines 1–8 read as follows:

+ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲉⲕⲉϯⲓ ⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲛⲓⲙ ⲧⲉⲯⲩⲭⲏ ⲛⲡⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲕⲩⲣⲓⲗⲗⲟⲥ ⲡⲉⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ ⲙⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲃⲃⲁ ⲕⲩⲣⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ

‘God, you shall provide rest for the soul of the blessed Apa Kyrillos, the presbyter of (the church of) saint Abba Kyros. He has gone to rest …’


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

History

Evidence ID

E04077

Saint Name

Kyros and Iōannēs, physician martyrs in Egypt, ob. early 4th c. : S00406 Kyros, Apa Kyros, Egyptian anchorite, brother of the emperor Theodosius : S01932

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲃⲃⲁ ⲕⲩⲣⲟⲥ ⲁⲃⲃⲁ ⲕⲩⲣⲟⲥ

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 name in other Language(s)

Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The marble stele inv. 412 is kept at the British Museum in London.

Bibliography

Text: Hasitzka, M.R.M., Koptisches Sammelbuch I (KSB I) (Vienna, 1993), 173.

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