Amherst Coptic Papyrus 26.

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Amh. Copt. Pap. 26
Amherst Coptic Papyrus 26.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1914) in 1912.
1 pane of glass containing 1 papyrus fragment ; 215 x 192 mm
Brought to a dealer in Luxor from Hū, ancient Diospolis Parva, according to Archibald Henry Sayce, who saw the manuscript at Luxor before its acquisition; purchased by Lord Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney, in the winter of 1905-1906; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Manuscript fragment from a Life of St. Ammonius of Tūnah (Thone); written in Egypt.
Text: Apollo (of Bawit) visits Ammonius (Ammōnios) after the devil has spread scandalous reports concerning the relationship between Ammonius and a certain woman. Edited and translated into English by Crum.
Written area 151 x ? mm. Divisions: Ekthesis and slightly enlarged initial setting off paragraphs.
Script: Upright. 10 lines = ca. 108 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard? Punctuation: Raised dot in conjunction with a space. Tremas.
Collation: ? No remains of signatures, quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.

Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
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