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E04265: Coptic document presumably from Hermopolis (Middle Egypt) issued by the dikaion of a monastery or church dedicated to *Phoibammon; datable to the 8th century.

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posted on 30.10.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
P.Ryl.Copt. 220:

Only the beginning of this document is preserved which is issued by a deacon on behalf of the juridical body (dikaion) of a monastery or church dedicated to saint Phoibammon.

+ⲡⲇⲓⲕⲁⲓⲟⲛ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲛⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲫⲟ[ⲓⲃⲁⲙⲙⲱⲛ ϩⲓ ⲡⲓ]ⲉⲗⲁⲭ(ⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ) ⲛⲇⲓⲁⲕ(ⲟⲛⲟⲥ) ⲉⲓⲥϩⲁⲓ ⲛⲁⲡⲟⲥⲧ[ⲟⲗⲟⲥ

‘The holy dikaion of saint [Phoibammon, represented through] the most humble deacon. I am writing to Apostolos […’


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

History

Evidence ID

E04265

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲫⲟ[ⲓⲃⲁⲙⲙⲱⲛ

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

700

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

700

Activity not after

799

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 - unspecified

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), 107.

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