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E05464: Coptic inscription from Wadi Sarga (Upper Egypt), with an invocation of Apa *Phoibammon (possibly the soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 18.05.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
I.Sarga 65

[ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲟⲓⲃ]ⲁⲙⲟⲛ ⲁⲣⲓ ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ …

‘[… Apa] Phoibamon, remember …(details of deceased individual to be protected follow).’


(Text and trans. W. E. Crum)

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Evidence ID

E05464

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲫⲟⲓⲃ]ⲁⲙⲟⲛ

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

Wadi Sarga

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

Wadi Sarga Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The inscription was found at Wadi Sarga and is now housed in the British Museum in London.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Bell, H.I. and Crum, W.E., Wadi Sarga: Coptic and Greek Texts from the Excavations Undertaken by the Byzantine Research Account (Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel-Nordisk Forlag, 1922), 79.

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