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E06817: Coptic document from Aswan (Upper Egypt), concerning the payment of a debt, mentioning as one of the witnesses a presbyter of an institution dedicated to *Papnouthios (unspecified, S00882, possibly Paphnoutios of Thebes, founder of a monastery near Ape, S00881); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 10.10.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
P.Lond.Copt. I 447 = BM 447

In line 28 the witness is mentioned as follows:

+ [ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ….]. ⲡⲉⲡⲣⲉⲥ⟨ⲃⲩ⟩ⲧⲉⲣ[ⲟ]ⲥ ⲙⲡϩⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲁⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧ[ⲓⲟⲥ] ϯⲟ ⲙⲛ[ⲧⲣⲉ]

‘[I, name], the presbyter of saint Papnoutios, I am a witness.’


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




History

Evidence ID

E06817

Saint Name

Paphnoutios (unspecified) : S00882 Paphnoutios of Thebes, founder of a monastery near Ape (?) : S00881

Saint Name in Source

ⲡⲁⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧ[ⲓⲟⲥ] ⲡⲁⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧ[ⲓⲟⲥ]

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Leather fragment Documentary texts - Other private document

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

Aswan

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Aswan Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Source

The leather document BM Pap. 4 is kept in the British Museum in London and was dated on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Text and comments: Crum, W.E., Catalogue of the Coptic Manuscripts in the British Museum (P.Lond.Copt. I) (London, 1905), 209–211.

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