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E05977: Coptic ostracon from Deir el-Bahari (Upper Egypt) with a work contract, 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 200

In this very fragmentary document a monk and oikonomos of the monastery of Apa Phoibammon hires a herdsman.
Lines 1–2 read as follows:

[ⲡⲙⲟⲛ]ⲟⲭⲟⲥ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡⲟⲓ[ⲕ(ⲟⲛⲟⲙⲟⲥ) ⲛⲁⲡ]ⲁ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲱⲛ

'[the] monk and oikonomos of Apa Phoibammon'


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

History

Evidence ID

E05977

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡ]ⲁ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲱⲛ

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Ostracon/Pot-sherd Documentary texts - Other private 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. 32978.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Crum, W.E., Coptic Ostraca from the Collections of the Egypt Exploration Fund (London, 1902), p. 30 and 38. = O.Crum German translation: Till, W.C., Die Koptischen Rechtsurkunden aus Theben (Vienna, 1964), 55.

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