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E04132: Coptic ostracon from Jeme (Upper Egypt), mentioning a presbyter of an institution dedicated to saint Pesamou (possibly Besamon, soldier martyr in Egypt, son of the general Basilides, S00938); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 10.10.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
KOW 103

In this document concerning a money or tax payment, a priest of saint Pesamou at castron Jeme is mentioned.

Lines 6–8 read as follows:

ϩⲙ ⲡⲙⲁ ⲙⲡⲧⲣⲓⲙⲏⲥⲓⲟⲛ ⲛⲧⲁ ⲅⲉⲣⲅⲱⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲣⲉ(ⲥⲃⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ) ⲙⲡϩⲁⲅⲓ(ⲟⲥ) ⲡⲉⲥⲁⲙⲟⲩ ⲡⲣⲏⲙ ⲡⲕⲁⲥⲧⲣⲟⲛ <ⲧⲁⲁϥ?> ⲛⲏⲧⲛ

‘In exchange for the tremis which Gregorios, the presbyter of saint Pesamou, the man of the castron (Jeme),
to you … ’


(Text: W. C. Till, modified; trans.: G. Schenke)
Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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Evidence ID

E04132

Saint Name

Besamon, soldier martyr in Egypt, son of the general Basilides : S00938

Saint Name in Source

ⲡⲉⲥⲁⲙⲟⲩ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private document Late antique original manuscripts - Ostracon/Pot-sherd

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

Jeme

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

Jeme Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Bequests, donations, gifts and offerings

Source

The potsherd KO 189 is kept at the papyrus collection in Vienna. The dating is based on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Text and German translation: Till, W.C., Die koptischen Ostraka der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Vienna: H. Böhlaus, 1960), 28.

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