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Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68335

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68335
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 609
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 855 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation An incomplete tombstone, a large part is missing which bears most of the last seven lines of text.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) After line six the texts becomes very fragmentary because a part of the tombstone is broken off.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Uncials of middle size, partly erased/rubbed off.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 13
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Johannes the priest and monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated to Thoth 1st, year after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 572 (= 30.08.855. 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 ⲓⲩ ϯ ⲭⲩ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣ
3ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡⲉⲛ
5ⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ⲡⲣⲉ
6ⲥⲃⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ ⲁⲩⲱ
8ⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ
9ϯ ⲁⲱ ϯ
10// ⲑⲱⲑ ⲁ
11ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ
12ⲫⲟⲃ ϯ ⲉⲣⲉⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥⲣ ⲟⲩⲛⲁ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of our
5Johannes the
6pr(iest) and
8(he di)ed
9(...) Alpha - Omega
10(...) Thoth 1st,
11(after Dioc)letian
12572. (May) the Lord have mercy
13on his soul.
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) 572 Thoth 01 855 August 30 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309702
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101676
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309702 (= Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68335), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.