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E00330: Lamp from Egypt with Greek inscription (6th–7th c.) referring to *Stephen (the First Martyr, S00030), exact provenance unknown.

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posted on 04.03.2015, 00:00 authored by gschenke
A small lamp shows the following inscription (LampesΝB 1.61):

τοῦ ἁγίου Στέφανος

'of saint Stephen'

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Evidence ID

E00330

Saint Name

Stephen, the First Martyr : S00030

Saint Name in Source

Στέφανος

Type of Evidence

Images and objects - Lamps, ampullae and tokens Inscriptions - Inscribed objects

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

699

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

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

Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult Activities - Cult Related Objects

Oil lamps/candles

Source

LampesΝB 1.61

Bibliography

Hellmann, M.-C., Lamps antiques de la Bibliothèque nationale, vol. I (Paris, 1985), 61. For a full range of the documentary evidence on Stephen: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 192-195.

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