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E04135: Coptic ostracon from Hermonthis (Upper Egypt), mentioning the feast of Apa *Phoibammon (presumably soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 10.10.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
KOW 423

ϣⲁ ⲡϣⲁ ⲛⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙ̣[ⲙⲱⲛ

‘… until the feast of Apa Phoibammon.’


(Text: W. C. Till; trans.: G. Schenke)

History

Evidence ID

E04135

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut (ob. c. 304) : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙ̣[ⲙⲱⲛ

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

Hermonthis

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

Hermonthis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

The limestone ostracon KO 100 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), 86.

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