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E05707: Fragmentary Coptic letter from Jeme (Upper Egypt) mentioning the shrine of Apa *Phoibammon (soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080); datable to the 7th century.

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posted on 12.06.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
O.CrumST 324

The document seems to concern a delivery of material for a wooden roof at the shrine/monastery (topos) of the saint. Lines 4–5 read as follows:

] ⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ ⲉⲡⲧⲟⲡⲟ[ⲥ ⲙⲡⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁ]ⲃ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲱⲛ ⲙ[ⲡⲧⲟⲟⲩ ⲛϫⲏⲙ]ⲉ ⲙⲙⲉⲣⲟⲥ ϩⲛ ⲧⲥⲟ ⲉⲧⲉ̣ⲛ̣ⲁⲙⲁϩⲧⲉ ⲉⲣⲟⲥ

‘… ] into the shrine (topos) [of saint] Apa Phoibammon on [the mountain of Jeme]. The parts from the (wooden) roof of which we took hold … ’


Text: W. E. Crum, modified. Translation: G. Schenke.

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Evidence ID

E05707

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲱⲛ

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

Jeme

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

Jeme Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Source

The fragmentary papyrus document 1156,7 is kept at the Musée d’ Orléans.

Bibliography

Text: Crum, W.E, Short Texts from Coptic Ostraca and Papyri (Oxford, 1921), 86–87.

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