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E04260: Coptic agreement from Hermopolis/Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt) acknowledged by a presbyter, concerning the supervision of the clergy at the 'place' of *Kollouthos (physician and martyr, S00641) and the running of the 'place' in general, making a reference also to *Theodore (probably the soldier and martyr of Amaseia and Euchaita, S00480); datable to the 6th/7th century.

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P.Ryl.Copt. 153

In this fragmentary document, a presbyter named Theodosios acknowledges his agreement to conditions laid out concerning the handling and supervision of a ‘place’, seemingly a shrine, dedicated to saint Kollouthos. Besides the clergy of this institution, also precious metal objects are mentioned. The agreement to oversee this holy place seems to be a lifelong arrangement.

Lines 4 and 6 read as follows:

]ⲥ ⲛⲛⲉⲕⲗⲏⲣⲓⲕⲟⲥ ⲛⲡⲙⲁ ⲛⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲕⲟⲗⲑⲉ ⲉⲓⲧⲉ ϩⲟⲙⲧ ⲛⲃⲁⲣⲱϩ ⲟⲩⲇ[ⲉ

ⲫ]ⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲑⲉⲟⲇⲱⲣⲉ ϩⲛ ⲡⲁⲙⲟⲩ ⲁⲩⲱ ϩⲛ ⲡⲁⲱⲛⲁϩ


‘] for the clergy of the place of saint Kollouthos, whether a bronze vessel, or [

] saint Theodore, at my death and during my life.’


(Text and trans.: W. E. Crum)
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Evidence ID

E04260

Saint Name

Kollouthos, physician and martyr of Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt), ob. early 4th cent. : S00641 Theodore, soldier and martyr of Amaseia and Euchaita : S00480

Saint Name in Source

ⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲕⲟⲗⲑⲉ ⲫ]ⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲑⲉⲟⲇⲱⲣ

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet Documentary texts - Other private document

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

699

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermopolis Antinoopolis

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

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis Antinoopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

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Source

The papyrus document is housed at the collection of the John Rylands Library in Manchester. The dating is on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Crum, W.E., Catalogue of the Coptic Manuscripts in the Collection of the John Rylands Library (Manchester, 1909), 78–79.

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