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Tomb. Aswan, Elephantine Museum 715

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Inventory Number Tomb. Aswan, Elephantine Museum 715
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 613
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: medium
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 of Object 878 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation A scratch damaged the last line.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Only the last line is damaged by a scratch.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Regular and elegant uncials. An incised line separates the text lines.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Simeon the monk. Possibly from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. The date is 594 Mechir 18th, 1st indiction, after Diocletian = 12.02.878 CE.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ⲓⲩ ϯ ⲭⲩ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡ
3ⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡⲉⲛⲙⲁ
4ⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛⲥⲟⲛ ⲥⲉ
5ⲙⲉⲟⲛ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟ
6ⲭⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ
7ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ
8ⲅⲣⲁⲫⲏ ⲙⲉⲭⲓⲣ ⲓⲏ
9ⲓⲛⲇ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲱⲛⲟⲥ // ⲁ // ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓ
10ⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲫϥⲁ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of our
4blessed brother Si-
5meon the monk
6when he
8Written Mechir 18th
9indiction 1, after Di-
10(ocle)tian 594.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

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



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Era of Diocletian (or Martyr Era) 594 Mecheir 18 878 February 12 CE 878 February 12 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309658
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101680
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309658 (= Tomb. Aswan, Elephantine Museum 715), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.