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E05995: Coptic ostracon from Deir el-Bahari (Upper Egypt) with a donation of a share of inherited land to the topos 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 ad. 3

In this document, a man with ties to Jeme is donating his portion of inherited land which he owns jointly with his brother to the topos of Apa Phoibammon.

Lines 8–10 read as follows:

ⲉⲓⲧⲱⲣⲓⲍⲉ ⲙⲡⲁⲙ[ⲉⲣⲟⲥ] ⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ ⲉⲡⲧⲟⲡⲟ[ⲥ ⲛⲁⲡ]ⲁ ⲫ[ⲟⲓⲃ]ⲁⲙ[ⲱⲛ] ⲉⲧⲉ ⲡⲁⲓ ⲡⲉ ⲧⲉϥⲡⲏϣⲉ

'… I am donating my share to the topos of Apa Phoibammon, which is its half …'


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

History

Evidence ID

E05995

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡ]ⲁ ⲫ[ⲟⲓⲃ]ⲁⲙ[ⲱⲛ]

Type of Evidence

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

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

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

The ostracon belongs to the EEF.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Crum, W.E., Coptic Ostraca from the Collections of the Egypt Exploration Fund (London, 1902), pp. 29 and 88. = O.Crum German translation: Till, W.C., Die Koptischen Rechtsurkunden aus Theben (Vienna, 1964), 68.

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