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KYPRIANOS M5

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

Ashmolean AN 1981.940

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

Magical (applied)

Contents:

1. Ro ll. 1-18: Applied love spell for Apa Apollo son of Noe against Phlo son of Maure.

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Language(s):

Egyptian (Coptic)

Script(s):

Coptic

Dialect:

Hermopolitan (near Mesokemic)

Language/dialect notes:

See related texts for further notes.

Date: question mark icon Dates are CE unless preceded by a minus sign <->, in which case they are BCE. 501 – 700
Date notes:

Cromwell & Love (fc.); 501-600 (Smither 1939: p. 173).

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

Published. Re-edition in preparation by E. Love and J. Cromwell.

Image:

Form:

Sheet

Material:

Parchment

Dimensions (cm): Height: 8 Width: 10.5 Depth:
Dimensions (notes):

Smither (1939: p. 173)

Folding pattern:

9 horizontal, 3 vertical creases. Folded up into a small, neat packet 2.5cm x 1.3 cm (Smither 1939: p. 173).

State of preservation:

Complete. Some damage at edges and on folds, in particular on lower part which would likely have been the outside of the folded packet.

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

1

Pages/Columns (notes):

1 column recto, 18 lines.

Hand:

Findspot:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Place of purchase: (TM places ID: )
Writingspot:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Present Location:

Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Collection History:

Obtained by Professor Francis Llewellyn Griffith from an Egyptian avocat named Fanous (Smither: 1939: p. 173).

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript. 263
Collection website:

Notes/Discussion:

Bibiliography
Editions: ★ Smither, Paul Cecil. "A Coptic Love-Charm." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 25 (1939): 173-174.
Translations: Meyer, Marvin W., and Richard Smith. Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power. Princeton [New Jersey]: Princeton University Press, 1999, p. 177-178, no. 84.
Pernigotti, Sergio. “La magia copta: I testi.” In Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II.18.5, edited by Hildegard Temporini and Wolfgang Haase. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1995, p. 3714, no. 19.
Gallorini, Carla, Fomule magiche dell'Antico Egitto. Milan: Edis, 1994, p. 26.
General:

Trismegistos ID:

99571

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

84

Bélanger Sarrazin: question mark icon Bélanger-Sarrazin. “Catalogue des textes magiques coptes”

131

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:

EL (11/9/2018); EL (12/9/2018); EL (13/9/2018); MPS (22/2/2019); KD (5/3/2019); KD (22/4/2020); KD (15/1/2021)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M5," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m5. Accessed on 02/07/2022

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