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E04365: Coptic document from Jeme (Upper Egypt) concerning the settlement of a dispute caused by an accidental discovery of valuables hidden in a jar on the mountain of Jeme and donated to a monk for his monastery, mentioning Apa *Paul, the anchorite, Apa * Petronios as being among the saints, as well as the topos of Apa *Phoibammon; dated to the year 711/712.

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posted on 2017-11-14, 00:00 authored by gschenke
CLT 5:

The beginning of the document fragmentary, lines 17–18 read as follows

ⲉⲧϩⲛ ⲛⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ [ ] ⲁⲡⲁ ⲡⲁⲩⲗⲟⲥ ⲡⲁⲛⲁⲭⲱⲣⲓⲧⲏⲥ [

‘…] who is among the saints […]Apa Paulos, the anchorite […’

Lines 29–30 read:

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲡⲉⲧⲣⲟⲛⲓⲟⲥ ⲉⲧϩⲛ ⲛⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ

‘…] Apa Petronios, who is among the saints, …’

Lines 87–88 read:

ⲧⲁⲣⲉⲧⲉⲧⲛⲟⲩⲱϣⲓ ⲛⲧⲉⲧⲛⲉⲓ ⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ ⲉⲡϩⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲙⲱⲛ

‘… so that you would be willing and come to (the topos of) the saint Phoibammon.’

(Text and trans.: A. A. Schiller)


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Paulos the anchorite, monastic founder : S01654 Petronius monastic founder ? : S01655 Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲡⲁⲩⲗⲟⲥ ⲡⲁⲛⲁⲭⲱⲣⲓⲧⲏⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲡⲉⲧⲣⲟⲛⲓⲟⲥ ⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲙⲱⲛ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private document Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet



Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc


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

Jeme Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Bequests, donations, gifts and offerings


Text and translation: Schiller, A.A., Ten Coptic Legal Texts (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1932). = CLT Till, W.C., Die koptischen Rechtsurkunden aus Theben (Vienna: H. Böhlaus, 1964) 30–34. = KRT

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