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Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68332

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68332
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 574
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]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Monneret de Villard, M.U.
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type tombstone
Dating of Object 755-756 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Half of a tombstone giving a fragmentarily preserved text.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Fragmentary tombstone, which gives a fragmentary text of 9 lines.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Not a regular writing: some letters are smaller than the others, executed with little certainty of hand.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Name is lost. Dated: indiction 9, year after Diocletian 472 (= 755/756 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
1ⲓ︦ⲥ︦ ϯ ⲭ︦ⲥ︦
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙ︦ⲡⲣ
3ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡⲉⲛ
4ⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛⲥⲟⲛ
5ⲧⲟⲥ ⲡⲙⲟ
6ⲛⲁⲭⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁϥⲙ︦ⲧⲟⲛ
7ⲙ︦ⲙⲟϥ ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ ⲉ
8ⲅⲣ ⲙⲏ ...ⲉ ⲉ ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲱⲛⲟⲥ
9ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲩⲟⲃ
side 1
1(Jesus Christ)
2The day of the
3commemoration of our
4(bl)essed brother
5(...)tos the monk,
6on which he
8(Written month...) 5, indiction 9
9(after Dio)cletian 472.
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) 472 755 CE 756 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309698
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101641
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309698 (= Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68332), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.