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E06308: Coptic document from western Thebes (Upper Egypt) mentioning a donation of landed property made to the monastery of Apa *Pesynthios (probably Pisenthios, ascetic and bishop of Koptos, ob. 632, S00057); datable to the 8th century.

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posted on 08.09.2018, 00:00 by Bryan
O.Brit.Mus.Copt. 66/2 = BMHall 66/2

The fragmentary document addresses the presbyter and oikonomos of the monastery of Apa Pesynthios and recounts the donation made by the late father of the woman producing this document, stating that the entire property which her father had inherited from his parents was donated for the salvation of his soul and that of his deceased son.

(Summary: G. Schenke)

History

Evidence ID

E06308

Saint Name

Pisenthios/Pesenthios, bishop of Koptos, ob. 632 : S00057

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

700

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

700

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Thebes

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

Thebes Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Bequests, donations, gifts and offerings

Source

The ostracon 5858 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), 79.

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