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Koptos (Qift)

TM Geo 1159

Egypt - 5th Upper Egyptian nome, Koptites (Qift) (U05) - provincia: Aegyptus - located on the eastern Nile bank - same as U Potekoptos (TM Geo 6845)?; cf. also U05 Koptites (TM Geo 2996), U05 P-im-n-Koptos (TM Geo 10740), U05 Contra Koptos (El-Sabasi) (TM Geo 5311), Chaset-Gebtou (TM Geo 56941)
25.996402,32.815787 (Lat,Long)


Links: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire, EDH, EDH [2], Pleiades, Talbert Peutinger, ToposText, Wikipedia


4 ancient authors with this ethnic


Status: city: polis; metropolis; emporion


Greek name(s): Κοπτος - Ἰουστινιανούπολις
Latin name(s): Coptos - Coptus - Koptus - Copton
Egyptian name(s): Gbt (Gbtyw - Qbt - Qbty - Kbt - Kbty)
Coptic name(s): ⲕⲉⲃⲧⲱ - ⲕⲃⲧ
Ethnic(s): Koptites - Koptitikos - Koptitisa - Kopteus - Coptites
Modern name(s): Qift
Variants: Koptos (Coptus) - Iustiniani (Ioustinianou) Polis - Qift (Quft) - sites including Kom Firin; Kom el-Ahmar; Kom Raieh


Repertoria: Dizionario III, p. 30 (2); p. 142-143 (1-2); p. 143 (bis); p. 143-144; Suppl. 1, p. 177 (1); p. 177; Suppl. 2, p. 99 (1-2); p. 99; Suppl. 3, p. 62 (1); p. 62; p. 62-63; Suppl. 4, p. 77-78 (1-2); p. 78 (bis); Suppl. 5, p. 53 (1-2); p. 53 (bis); Gauthier, Dictionnaire V, 1928, p. 167
Biblio: Erichsen, Glossar, 1954, p. 348; p. 535; p. 547; p. 562; p. 577-578; p. 590; BL 10, 1998, p. 230; Kruit / Worp, AfP 46 (2000), p. 117; CDD K, 2001, p. 18; Fournet, Topoi Suppl. 2, 2002, p. 47-60; CDD G, 2004, p. 24; CDD Q, 2004, p. 26; p. 82; Pantalacci, Le désert oriental d'Égypte, 2018
Map: Arrowsmith, Map of Upper Egypt, 1807 (Koust (sic). Ant. Coptos); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 108-109 (Qift / Koptos / Gebtu); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 71 (Qift); Barrington Atlas, 2000, pl. 80 B1 (Coptos); Belzoni, Narrative of the operations in Egypt and Nubia, 1820, pl. 38 (Coptos); Bengtson, Weltatlas, 1978(6), pl. 36 a D5 (Coptus); BIFAO 7 (1909), pl. 1 (Keft (Coptos)); BIFAO 95 (1995), p. 209 fig. 1 (Qufṭ (Coptos)); Brun e.a. (ed.), Le désert oriental d'Égypte [Cuvigny], 2018, § 1 fig. 1 (Koptos); Brun e.a. (ed.), Le désert oriental d'Égypte [Cuvigny], 2018, § 1 fig. 1 inset (Koptos); BSOAS 15 (1953), p. 28 (Coptos); BSOAS 16 (1954), p. 212 (Koptos); CdE 28 (1953), p. 127 fig. 13 inset (Coptos); CdE 71 (1996), p. 318 (Qift (Coptos)); Cuvigny (ed.), La route de Myos Hormos, 2003, p. 663 (Koptos); d'Anville, Aegyptus antiqua, 1765 (Coptos); Floyer, Eastern Desert of Egypt, 1887 (Koft (Koptos)); Jacotin, Carte geographique de l'Égypte, 1818, map 3 (Qaft, Coptos); JEA 11 (1925), p. 138 pl. 11 (Coptos (Ḳufṭ)); JEA 38 (1952), p. 95 fig. 1 (Koptos); JEA 39 (1953), p. 95 Vo (Koptos); JEA 39 (1953), p. 95 Vo inset (Koptos); Jomard, Carte itinéraire, 1820 (Coptos); Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1892), p. 812 (Koft, κοπτος. In ancient Egyptian Keft means Phoenician); Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 2 (1832), p. 28 no. 2 (Koft / Coptos); LÄ VI, 1986, col. 1101-1102 no. 1 (Koptos); LÄ VII, 1992, map 4 (Koptos); MDAI Kairo 22 (1967), p. 111 fig. 1 (Koptos); Pococke, A description of the East, 1743, I, p. 1 (Kept / Coptos); Raimondi, Le désert oriental égyptien, 1923, pl. 8 (Keft); Raimondi, Le désert oriental égyptien, 1923, pl. 9 (Kift (Koptos)); Rifaud, Carte du cours du Nil, 1830 (Khoft); Sidebotham / Gates-Foster (ed.), Survey of the desert roads, 2019, p. 4 (Koptos (Quft)); Sidebotham / Gates-Foster (ed.), Survey of the desert roads, 2019, p. 52 fig. 2.1 (Koptos (Quft)); Sidebotham / Gates-Foster (ed.), Survey of the desert roads, 2019, p. vi (Koft / Coptos); Sidebotham / Wendrich (ed.), Berenike 1995, 1996, fig. 1-1 (Qift / Koptos); Speidel, Roman army studies I, 1984, p. 325 (Koptos); Tabula Imperii Romani. Coptos, 1958 (Coptos / Qifṭ); U.S. Army Map Service, map NG 36-6 (3rd ed.), 1959 (Qift)
Note: new reading in P. Ross. Georg. 2 41, 43 (no toponym; cf. BL 12, p. 166); new reading in O. Berenike 1 106, 4 (no toponym; cf. BL 13, p. 269)


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113414Jansen-Winkeln, Inschriften der Spätzeit 2 p. 56 no. 13.27[found & written]stone Hieroglyphic BC10 - BC09 Egypt, U05 - Koptos (Qift) (?) [found & written]
977091Égypte nilotique et méditerrannéenne (ENiM) 15 (2022), p. 181-212[found & written]wood Hieroglyphic BC08 - BC07 Egypt, U05 - Koptos (Qift) [found & written]
114220Kockelmann, Mumienbinden 2 p. 283 no. 270 descr.[found & written]cloth (linen) Hieratic BC07 - BC01 Egypt, U05 - Koptos (Qift) (?) [found & written]
109694Page-Gasser / Wiese, Augenblicke der Ewigkeit p. 268-269 no. 180[found & written]metal (bronze) Hieroglyphic BC07 - BC06 Egypt, U05 - Koptos (Qift) (?) [found & written]
110262Pernigotti, Statuaria egiziana Bologna p. 61-63 no. 26 & pl. LXXXI-LXXXIII[found & written]stone (granite) Hieroglyphic BC07 - BC06 Egypt, U05 - Koptos (Qift) [found & written]
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