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E05982: Coptic ostracon from Jeme (Upper Egypt) with a document concerning payments mentioning the feast of *Kyriakos/Karakos (presumably the child martyr of Tarsus, S00007); datable to the 7th century.

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posted on 18.07.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
O.Crum 238

The document is very fragmentary, but seems to concern payments to be made at or for the feast of saint Kyriakos/Karakos.

Line 6 reads as follows:

] ⲛⲡϣⲁ ⲛⲕⲁⲣⲁⲕⲟⲥ

‘… at/for the feast of Karakos.’


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

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Evidence ID

E05982

Saint Name

Kyrikos/Cyricus and Ioulitta/Julitta, child and his mother, martyrs of Tarsus : S00007

Saint Name in Source

ⲕⲁⲣⲁⲕⲟⲥ

Type of Evidence

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

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 - Festivals

  • Saint’s feast

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

This ostracon belongs to the Collection Flinders Petrie , inv. 32.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Crum, W.E., Coptic Ostraca from the Collections of the Egypt Exploration Fund (London, 1902), pp. 44 and 61. = O.Crum

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