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E06819: Coptic funerary stela presumably from Sinnuris in the Fayum invoking a long list of saints, among them the martyrs *Viktor (son of Romanos, S00749), *Phoibammon (soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080), *George (soldier and martyr, S00259), and *Menas (soldier and martyr of Abu Mena, S00073); datable to the 7th–9th century.

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posted on 10.10.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
UC 16852

The invocation of 'all the saint who have fulfilled the will of God' is made on behalf of the deceased, a man referred to as Papa Ioannes from Sinnuris,

Text, translation and commentary available at:

https://www.academia.edu/33861876/_A_New_Coptic_Epitaph_from_the_Petrie_Museum_of_Egyptian_Archaeology._Bulletin_of_the_American_Society_of_Papyrologists_53_2016_223-232_with_Lincoln_H._Blumell_

History

Evidence ID

E06819

Saint Name

Viktor, son of Romanos, martyr in Egypt : S00749 Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080 George, soldier and martyr : S00259 Menas, soldier and martyr buried at Abu Mena : S00073

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

899

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

899

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Arsinoites (Fayum)

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

Arsinoites (Fayum) Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The fragmentary limestone stela UC 16852 is kept at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. The top left corner of the stela is missing, so that the funerary invocation lacks the beginning.

Bibliography

Text and Translation: Blumell, L.H., and Yingling, E.O., "A New Coptic Epitaph from the Petrie Museum', BASP 53 (2016), 223–232.

Licence

Exports

Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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