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KYPRIANOS M30

Sigla: question mark icon Modern names for the manuscript, including inventory and publication numbers.

Montserrat Magical Book II
P. Monts. Roca II 3 & 4 & 6 & 7
Montserrat, Abadia Inv. nrs: 604 + 1235 / 1236 + 1231 + 1238 + 645 + 1098a y b / 1230 + 1228 + 1227 + 1250 / 1239 / 643 + 1229 / 728 / 1233 / 1237 and P. Palau Rib. inv. 96 / 1232 (likely also Montserrat, Abadia Inv. nrs. 1234 a-d + 1240)

Category: question mark icon Classification of the contents, e.g. magical (formulary or applied), alchemical, liturgical, documentary or medical.

Magical (formulary)

Contents:

Original use:

1. Pages from a codex containing the Coptic text of 2 Samuel

Ro re-use (palimpsest):

2. 604 + 1235 Ro: Love spell
3. 604 + 1235 Ro: Further instructions (?)

Vo re-use:

4. 604 + 1235 Vo: Binding silencing curse

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Language(s):

Egyptian (Coptic)
Arabic

Script(s):

Coptic

Dialect:
Language/dialect notes:
Date: question mark icon Dates are CE unless preceded by a minus sign <->, in which case they are BCE. 601 – 1000
Date notes:

Dating provisional; 451-500 (TM 25/2/2019), but this is for the original use, not the re-use as a magical text.

Archive/collection: question mark icon Larger collection to which manuscript belongs. KYP A29
Archive name: Montserrat Magical Archive
State of edition:

Magical texts unpublished. Edition in progress by Korshi Dosoo

Image:

Form:

Rotulus

Material:

Parchment

Dimensions (cm): Height: 126 Width: 16 Depth:
Dimensions (notes):

Calculated from size of individual fragments. 16 (W) x at least 126 cm (H)

Folding pattern:
State of preservation:

Fragmentary – 22 fragments.

Pages/Columns: question mark icon Total surviving columns in the manuscript for rolls, sheets and rotuli; total number of pages for codices.

2

Pages/Columns (notes):

1 column each, recto and verso.

Hand:

Montserrat Magical Book II Hand

Findspot:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Place of purchase:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Writingspot:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Present Location:

Montserrat, Abadia

Collection History:

Manuscript divided between Montserrat Abadia collection, McGill University, and the Barcelona Palau Ribes collection. McGill section was purchased from Erik von Scherling, Swedish rare book dealer in 1956; it was assigned the item number Rotulus 4 (1937) (Jones 2013; p. 126). The Montserrat section would have been acquired by Ramón Roca-Puig in Egypt in the 1950s.

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript. 232
Collection website:

Notes/Discussion:

Bibiliography
Editions:
Translations:
General:

Jones, Brice C. “A New Coptic Fragment of 2 Samuel 10:13-14, 17-18: McGill MS NO Coptic 2.” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 184 (2013): 126-130.

Torallas Tovar, Sofía. Biblica Coptica Montserratensia (P. Monts. Roca II). Barcelona: Publ. de l’Abadía de Montserrat, 2007, p. 21-24; 32-37; pl. 2-5.


Trismegistos ID:

126174

PAThs:
PGM: question mark icon Papyri Gracae Magicae SM: question mark icon Supplementum Magicum GEMF: question mark icon Greek and Egyptian Magical Formularies (forthcoming) ACM: question mark icon Ancient Christian Magic
Bélanger Sarrazin: question mark icon Bélanger-Sarrazin. “Catalogue des textes magiques coptes” AKZ: question mark icon Ausgewählte koptische Zaubertexte CBd: question mark icon Campbell-Bonner Magical Gems Database Mert.-Pack: question mark icon Mertens-Pack online database
Van H: question mark icon van Haelst, Catalogue des papyrus littéraires Bruyn-Dijkstra: question mark icon de Bruyn and Dijkstra, “Greek Amulets and Formularies (Checklist)" TheDefix: question mark icon Thesaurus Defixionum To Zodion:
Edit History:

KD (11/12/2018); MPS (25/2/2019); EL (26/3/2019); team (6/7/2020); KD (12/10/2023)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M30," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m30. Accessed on 21/05/2024

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