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E04264: Coptic receipt from Hermopolis (Middle Egypt) issued by a cucumber seller to the master fruit seller of Hermopolis for cucumbers from an institution dedicated to *Phoibammon, most likely a monastery; datable to the first half of the 8th century.

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P.Ryl.Copt. 215

The main part of the document reads as follows:

+ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲁⲡⲁⲙⲱⲛ, ⲡⲥⲁⲣⲃⲟⲛⲧⲉ ⲡⲣⲱⲙ ϩⲁⲛⲉⲡⲓⲟⲟⲣ ⲉⲓⲥϩⲁⲓ ⲛⲯⲁϩ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲙⲱⲛ ⲡⲕⲁⲣⲡⲱⲛⲏⲥ ⲡⲣⲱⲙⲉ ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ ϫⲉ ⲁⲓϫⲓ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁⲓⲡⲗⲏⲣⲟⲩ ⲛⲧⲟⲟⲧⲕ ⲛⲧⲡⲁϣⲉ ⲛⲧⲃⲟⲛⲧⲉ ⲛⲫⲁⲅⲟⲥ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲙⲱⲛ ⲉⲧⲉ ⲛⲁⲓ ⲛⲉ ⲟⲩϩⲟⲗⲟⲕⲟⲧ̣ⲧⲛ ⲟⲩϭⲟⲥ

‘I, Apamon (or Apa Amon), the cucumber merchant, the inhabitant of Hanepioor, I am writing to the master Phoibammon, the fruit seller, the inhabitant of Hermopolis. I have received and have been paid by you for half the cucumbers from saint Phoibammon, which are one and a half solidi …’


(Text: W. E. Crum, trans.: G. Schenke)

History

Evidence ID

E04264

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲫⲁⲅⲟⲥ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲙⲱⲛ

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

700

Evidence not after

750

Activity not before

700

Activity not after

750

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermopolis

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

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

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), 106.

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Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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