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Tomb. Cairo EM X

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM X
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 707 (also 584)
Current Location (unknown)
Comments on Inventory Same object as Kopt SB 1 584, erronously edited twice, as separate objects.
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]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clédat, Jean
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type tombstone
Dating between 684 and 784
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Upper part 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) Last 4 lines of the text fragmentarily preserved.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Uncials.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Fragmentary tombstone from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Name is missing, date is fragmentary: Epeiph, indiction 2, year after Diocletian (i.e. Martyr Era) 4[..].
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
x+2ⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ ⲉⲅⲣⲁ
x+3ⲫⲏ ⲙⲏ ⲉⲡⲉⲓ̈ⲫ ⲕⲓ ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ
x+4ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ
side 1
x+1...on which
x+2he died. Written
x+3month Epepiph 20 (?), indiction 2,
x+4after Diocletian 4(..).
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16810 man Diocletian ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲥ Latin




DatasetID 309629
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101774
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309629 (= Tomb. Cairo EM X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.