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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9651

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9651
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 614
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
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation A large tombstone broken into three. The two main fragments have been found, the bottom right corner is missing.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) 32 lines of text, in places damaged.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Large, irregular uncials.
Comments on Text Layout The text is divided into three parts, as it commemorates three persons.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 32
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content A large tombstone on which three persons are commemorated of the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan: Johannes the deacon and monk, Victor the archdeacon and monk, and Abba Diosk(oros) the archpriest and superior (of this monastery). The dates are Era of Diocletian 601 (885 CE), 604 (888 CE), and 608 (892 CE).
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 ⲓ︦ⲥ︦ ⲁⲱ ϯ ⲁⲱ ϯ ⲭⲥ︦ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙ︦
3ⲡⲉⲛⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛⲥⲟⲛ
4ⲱⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ⲡⲇⲓⲁⲕ,ⲇⲓⲁⲕⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲁⲩⲱ
5ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟ
6ⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ︦ ⲁⲑⲩⲣ︦ ⲓⲍ
7ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲱⲛⲟⲥ ⲅ︦ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ
8ⲭ︦ⲁ︦ ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲇⲉ ⲡⲉⲭ︦ⲥ︦
9ⲉϥⲉⲧⲓ ⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲛⲧⲉϥⲯⲩⲭⲏ
10ⲅⲉⲛⲟⲓⲧⲱ ⲁⲙⲏⲛ ⲉϥⲉ
12ϯ ⲡϣϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡⲉ
13ⲛⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛⲉⲓⲱⲧ ⲃⲓⲕⲧⲱⲣ
14ⲁⲣⲇⲓⲁⲕ,ⲁⲣⲭⲇⲓⲁⲕⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ
15ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ ϩⲙⲡⲟⲟⲩ ⲛϩⲟⲟⲩ
16ⲉⲡⲏⲫ ⲕ︦ⲁ︦ ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲱⲛⲟⲥ ⳽̣ ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟ
17ⲕⲗ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲭⲇ ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲓⲥ︦ ⲡⲉⲭ︦ⲥ︦
18ⲉϥⲉⲧⲓ ⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲛⲧⲉϥⲯⲩⲭⲏ ϩⲙⲡⲙ
19ⲁ ⲛϣⲱⲡⲉ ⲛⲛⲉⲕⲡⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ
20ϩⲛⲧⲉⲕⲙⲛⲧⲉⲣⲟ ⲉⲧϩⲛ ⲛⲡⲏⲩⲉ
21ⲁⲙⲏⲛ ⲁⲙⲏⲛ ⲉⲥⲉϣⲱⲡⲉ ⲉⲥⲉ
22ϣⲱⲡⲉ ϣⲁ ⲉⲛⲉϩ ϯ
23ϯ ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡⲉⲛ
24ⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛⲉⲓⲱⲧ ⲁⲃⲃⲁ
25ⲇⲓⲟⲥⲕ,ⲇⲓⲟⲥⲕⲟⲣⲟⲥⲁⲣⲭⲏⲡⲣ,ⲁⲣⲭⲏⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ ⲁⲩⲱ
26ⲡⲣⲟⲉⲥⲧ,ⲡⲣⲟⲉⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲛⲡⲉⲓⲙⲟⲛⲁⲥⲧⲏⲣⲓⲟⲛ
27ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙ
28ⲟϥ ϩⲛⲡⲟⲟⲩ ⲛϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲁⲑⲩⲣ ...
29ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲭⲏ ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲉϥⲉ
30ⲧⲓ ⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲛⲧⲉϥⲯⲩⲭⲏ ϩⲛⲕⲟⲩ
31ⲛϥ ⲛⲁⲃⲣⲁⲙ ⲙⲛ ⲓⲥⲁⲁⲕ ⲙⲛ ⲓⲁⲕⲱⲃ
32ⲉⲛⲟⲓⲧⲱ ⲁⲙⲏⲛ
side 1
1Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega.
2The day of the commempration of our
3blessed brother
4Johannes the deacon and
5monk, on which
6he died, Athyr 17
7indiction 3, era Diocletian
8601. May the Lord, the Christ
9give his soul peace,
10let it be, let it
12The day of the commemoration of
13our blessed father Victor
14the archdeacon and monk,
15he died on this day,
16Epiph 21, indiction (...) era Dioc-
17letian 604. May the Lord Jesus Christ
18give his soul peace in the
19dwelling place of your saints,
20in your kingdom which is in the heavens.
21Amen, amen, let it be,
22let it be forever.
23The day of the commemoration of our
24blessed father Abba
25Diosk(oros) the archpriest and (...)
26superior of our holy mon(astery)
27he died
28on this day, A(thyr ...)
29era of Diocletian 608. (May the Lord)
30give his soul peace (in the)
31bosom of Abraham and Isac and Jacob,
32let it be, amen.
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 (Martyr era) 601 885 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309660
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101681
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309660 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9651), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.