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KYPRIANOS M75

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

P. Heid. Inv. Kopt. 407
P. Heid. Kopt. 5

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

Magical (applied)

Contents:

Original Use:

Ro ll. 1-3: Fragment of an official letter in Arabic.

Re-use:

Vo ll. 1-24 Amulet against fever (?) containing the names of the Three Hebrew Youths and voces magicae (healing/protection).

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Language(s):

Egyptian (Coptic)
Arabic

Script(s):

Coptic
Arabic

Dialect:

Sahidic with Fayumic features

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. 951 – 1100
Date notes:

Mihálykó (2018: p. 53), yet “a dating into the 12th century or even later for the Coptic cannot be excluded”

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

Published.

Image: https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/p_kopt_407

Form:

Rotulus

Material:

Paper

Dimensions (cm): Height: 16.5 Width: 6.5 Depth:
Dimensions (notes):

Mihálykó (2018: p. 53)

Folding pattern:

7 horizontal creases at c. 2cm from each other (Mihálykó 2018: p. 53)

State of preservation:

Complete, some damage from holes. Mihálykó suggests that these holes were intentional and “used to hang up the amulet” (2018: p. 53)

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 and verso, 3 lines recto, 24 lines verso.

Hand:

Irregular, quadrilinear, trimodal, informal, inconsistent.

Findspot:

Egypt

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

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Present Location:

Heidelberg, Institut für Papyrologie

Collection History:

No acquisition information.

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript. 156
Collection website: https://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/papyri/view/p_kopt_407/#

Notes/Discussion:

Mihálykó (2018: p. 53) suggests that the holes are intentional and that the amulet was worn (although it was rolled). The three fragmentary original lines suggest that this was cut from a larger piece of paper containing a letter (Mihálykó 2018: p. 53).

Bibiliography
Editions:

Mihálykó, Ágnes. “5. Amulet Against Fever.” In Coptica Palatina. Koptische Texte aus der Heidelberger Papyrussammlung (P.Heid.Kopt.), edited by Anne Boud’hors, Alain Delattre, Tonio Sebastian Richter, Gesa Schenke, and Georg Schmelz, Veröffentlichungen aus der Heidelberger Papyrussammlung. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing (2018), p. 53-55, no. 5.


Translations:
General:

Bélanger Sarrazin, Roxanne. “’Just as You Quenched the Fiery Furnace of Nebuchadnezzar, Also Quench Every Fever.’ The Three Holy Children in Coptic Magic.” Vigiliae Christianae 78 (2024): p. 58-86, esp. p. 86.


Trismegistos ID:

832291

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:

EL (24/9/2018); KD (12/2/2019); MPS (28/2/2019); EL (31/7/2020); KD (13/6/2022); KD (2/2/2024)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M75," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m75. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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