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E06309: Coptic acknowledgement of debt from Deir el-Bahari (Upper Egypt) mentioning a monk of the monastery of Apa *Phoibammon (the soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080) acting as the scribe; datable to the 7th century.

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posted on 08.09.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
O.Brit.Mus.Copt. 83/2 = BMHall 83/2

The document concerns the spinning of flax to pay for a debt. The scribe mentioned is a monk of the monastery of Apa Phoibammon.

(Summary: G. Schenke)

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Evidence ID

E06309

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Type of Evidence

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

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

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 20039 is kept at the British Museum in London.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Hall, H.R., Coptic and Greek Texts of the Christian Period from Ostraka, Stelae, etc. in the British Museum, vol. 1 (London, 1905) (= O.Brit.Mus.Copt.). Till, W.C., Die Koptischen Rechtsurkunden aus Theben (Vienna, 1964), 84.

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Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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