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E04285: Greek scribal exercise from unknown Egyptian provenance using the name of *Menas (presumably the soldier and martyr celebrated at Abu Mina, S00073); datable to the 6th/7th century.

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On this parchment fragment a scribe has practised letters using different writing instruments, as well as writing in big letters:

Μηνᾶς ὁ ἅγιος

'Menas, the saint'


(Text: H. Harrauer and P. J. Sijpesteijn)

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Evidence ID

E04285

Saint Name

Menas, soldier and martyr Abu Mena : S00073

Saint Name in Source

Μηνᾶς

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

699

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

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

Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The parchment fragment P.Vindob. G 35729 is housed in the papyrus collection in Vienna. The dating is on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Text: H. Harrauer and P.J. Sijpesteijn, Neue Texte aus dem antiken Unterricht, Vienna 1985. (MPER XV), 44.

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