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E05989: Coptic ostracon from Jeme (Upper Egypt) with a list of (wine) jars intended for Sunday services and feast days, one of them being that of Apa *Phoibammon (soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 18.07.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
O.Crum 455

This account of jars, most likely wine jars, lists one or two jars for special Sunday services and for a saint's feast day.

In line 13 there is the following entry:

ϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲛⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲓⲃⲁⲙ(ⲟ)ⲩ

'… day of Apa Phoibammon …'


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

History

Evidence ID

E05989

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲓⲃⲁⲙ(ⲟ)ⲩ

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Ostracon/Pot-sherd Documentary texts - List

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

799

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 is kept at the Museum in Cairo, inv. 8298.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Crum, W.E., Coptic Ostraca from the Collections of the Egypt Exploration Fund (London, 1902), p. 41–42 and 75. = O.Crum

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