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E05976: Coptic ostracon from Deir el-Bahari (Upper Egypt) with an acknowledgement of debt or sale for future delivery, mentioning the monastery of Apa *Phoibammon (soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080); datable around the year 600.

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posted on 18.07.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
O.Crum 158

In this fragmentary document the debt of a solidus is acknowledged to a monk and oikonomos of the monastery of Apa Phoibammon (lines 3–4) and to be repaid in seeds. Another monk of the same monastery acts as the scribe of the document (lines 5–6 on the reverse).

[ⲡⲧ]ⲟⲡⲟⲥ ⲛⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲟ[ⲛ]

'[the] place/monastery of Apa Phoibammon'


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

History

Evidence ID

E05976

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲟ[ⲛ]

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Ostracon/Pot-sherd Documentary texts - Sale document

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

580

Evidence not after

620

Activity not before

580

Activity not after

620

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Deir el-Bahari

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

Deir el-Bahari Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Source

This ostracon is kept at the British Museum in London, inv. 32946.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Crum, W.E., Coptic Ostraca from the Collections of the Egypt Exploration Fund (London, 1902), pp. 24–25 and 31. = O.Crum German translation: Till, W.C., Die Koptischen Rechtsurkunden aus Theben (Vienna, 1964), 52.

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