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E05705: Coptic Letter from Koptos (Upper Egypt) involving bishop Pesynthios of Koptos, mentioning a district of the *Archangel (S00191); datable to the early 7th century.

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posted on 12.06.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
O.CrumST 176

Line 2 of the fragmentary papyrus document reads as follows:

ⲉⲧⲃⲉ ⲧⲇⲓⲟⲓⲕⲏⲥⲓⲥ ⲙⲡⲁⲣⲭⲁⲅⲅⲉⲗⲟⲥ

‘… concerning the district of the Archangel.’


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



History

Evidence ID

E05705

Saint Name

Archangels, unnamed or name lost : S00191

Saint Name in Source

ⲡⲁⲣⲭⲁⲅⲅⲉⲗⲟⲥ

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet Documentary texts - Letter

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

699

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Koptos

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

Koptos Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Towns, villages, districts and fortresses

Source

The papyrus document is part of Pes 52 and kept at Cheltenham Phillipps Library.

Bibliography

Text: Crum, W.E., Short Texts from Coptic Ostraca and Papyri (Oxford, 1921), 45.

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