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dipinto in church

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Inventory Number dipinto in church
Publication Number Beiträge zur Sudanforschung 8
Current Location in situ
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details in the monastic complex of St. Simeon/Anba Hadra
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery find (unspecified)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type dipinto
Dating of Object 962 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation 190 cm above floor level

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome brown
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Letters are about 1.5 cm high, not regaular, badly ruled uncials in a swift and practised but rather careless hand.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content Commemorative inscription about the death of a person named Petro (Petros), who was a monk in the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery. So the "Monastery of Apa Hatre" of Aswan is concretely mentioned. He died "after Diocletian" (i.e. Martyr Era) 678, Parmoute 24 (19.04.962 CE). The text has another date: the first year of a King Zachari.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Dating according to a Nubian king as well - Nubian influence in the region in 10th century?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ
2ⲛϭⲓ ⲡⲉⲛⲥⲟⲛ ⲡⲉⲧⲣⲟ ϩⲓⲧⲣⲟⲙⲡⲉ ⲁ︦
3ⲛ︦ⲍⲁⲭⲁⲣⲓ ⲡⲣⲣⲟ ⲉϥϩⲛⲡⲙⲁⲛϣⲱⲙⲁⲛϣⲱⲡⲉ
4ⲁⲡⲁ ϩⲁⲧⲣⲉⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟⲕ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲭ︦ⲟ︦ⲏ︦
5ⲡⲁⲣⲙⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲥⲟⲩ ⲕⲇ ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ
6ⲣ︦ⲟⲩⲛⲁ ⲙⲛ ⲧⲉϥⲯⲩⲭⲏ //
side 1
1 The day on which
2our brother Petro(s) went to rest, in year 1
3of King Zachari, while living in the Monastery
4of Apa Hatre of Aswan: after Diocletian 678
5Parmoute day 24. Lord,
6have mercy upon his soul.
Places (read out from edition)
  • ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ (places.xml#s8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    17325 man Apa Hatre (eponym of the monastery) ⲁⲡⲁ ϩⲁⲧⲣⲉ Coptic



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 678 Pharmuthi 24 962 April 19 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 309611
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 141617
    Author Andrea Hasznos
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309611 (= dipinto in church), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.