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E04136: Coptic ostracon from Hermonthis (Upper Egypt), mentioning *Antony ('the Great', monk of Egypt, ob. 356, S00098) and another saint whose name is lost; datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 10.10.2017, 00:00 by Bryan
KOW 424:

ϩ]ⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ [ⲁⲡⲁ?] ⲁⲛⲧⲟⲛⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲁⲛⲛⲁⲭⲟⲣⲓⲧⲓⲥ
ϩⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲡ[ⲁ …

‘holy [Apa?] Antony, the anchorite,
holy Apa […’


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

History

Evidence ID

E04136

Saint Name

Antony, 'the Great', monk of Egypt, ob. 356 : S00098 Saints, name wholly or largely lost : S01744

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲛⲧⲟⲛⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲁⲛⲛⲁⲭⲟⲣⲓⲧⲓⲥ

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

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The limestone ostracon KO 102 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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