On a related note, I take the opportunity to mention here that, several weeks ago, I offered an online edition of a Coptic Christian documentary papyrus that appeared on eBay in which the name "Didymos" (Didyme pap.) occurs. This papyrus has since disappeared and I have no knowledge of its current whereabouts. I originally posted the edition of this papyrus on my former blog (The Quaternion) but I repost it here on the hopes that news about this important papyrus will reach a wider audience.
(Originally posted 17 December, 2012) A few weeks ago, I posted about an early Sahidic Coptic codex leaf of Galatians 2 that I identified in an eBay auction. Yesterday (December 17th, 2012), our eBay seller posted another papyrus auction, this time of a beautiful Coptic documentary text. Unfortunately, just about as soon as he posted it, he removed it from eBay. However, I saved the image to my computer and have managed to make a transcription and translation. It is a letter informing the addressee about payments of some sort and about a certain Didymos who came to a village and was given a date palm-tree. There is also mention of an old woman who tells (presumably) Didymos that it is her birthday. Here is the image posted by the seller on eBay, followed by my transcription and translation:
I thank Geoff Smith and Alin Suciu for reading a previous draft of this post and offering helpful comments and suggestions.