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Artefact ID783
TM IDTM 107867
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Mart. Cyriacus & Julitta

Fragments of folios from a codex with the Martyrdom of Kyrikos/Cyricus (child martyr) and his mother Iulitta in Coptic (M), condemmed as heretic by Pope Gelasios in 495/96

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Hagiographic), Coptic language
Date from375
Date to500
Dating criteria

Early editions gave a datation span from late 4th cent. until the end of 5th cent., Schenke 1999: 150 quotes N. Gonis authoritative opinion that the handwriting should be dated not earlier than the 5th cent.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Ann Arbor, Michigan University, Library P. 1291; 

P.Mich 18 796 (ed. Schenke)

+ Birmingham, Selly Oaks, Cadbury Research Library, P.Harris 16


Editio princeps

• Husselman, Elinor Mullet. 1965. "The Martyrdom of Cyriacus and Julitta in Coptic." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 4: 79-86.

Reference edition

Schenke, Hans-Martin. 1999. "Mittelägyptische "Nachlese" III: neue Fragmente zum Martyrium des Cyri(a)cus und seiner Mutter Julitta im mittelägyptischen Dialekt des Koptischen." Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 126: 149-172.

Additional bibliography

• Schenke, Hans-Martin. 1991. Apostelgeschichte 1,1–15,3 im mittelägyptischen Dialekt des Koptischen (Codex Glazier), Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur 137. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 245-248.

• Schenke, Hans-Martin. 1996. "Ein Agathonicus-Fragment in P.Mich. inv. 6868. Anhang II: Ein Nachtrag zur Ausgabe des Cyriacus-Papyrus (Mich. inv. 1291)." In P.Michigan Koenen (= P.Mich. XVIII). Michigan Texts Published in Honor of L. Koenen, edited by Cornelia Römer and Trajanos Gagos, 331-345. Amsterdam: JC Gieben, 343-345.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 783", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,