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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9908

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9908
Publication Number SB Kopt. 2 1173
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type tombstone
Dating between 700 and 1000
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Upper corners broken off, right side damaged, and bottom broken off.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The end of lines slightly damaged, at the end of the text probably 1 or 2 lines missing.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Regular, large, broad uncials, a line separates each text line, and one runs around the edges.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8+x
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of a brother Papas the monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Date is missing.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ⲓ̈ⲩ︦ ϯ ⲭ︦ⲩ︦ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡ
3ⲣⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙ
5ⲟⲥ ⲛⲥⲟⲛ ⲡⲁ
6ⲡⲁⲥ ⲡⲙⲟⲛ
7ⲭⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙ
8ⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ̣ ⲛⲥⲟⲩ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of
4our blessed
5brother Pa-
6pas the monk
7on which he
8died on (...)
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16880 man Papas the monk ⲡⲁⲡⲁⲥ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲁⲭⲟⲥ Coptic




DatasetID 309623
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101987
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309623 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9908), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.