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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9799

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9799
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 569
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 745 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Large part missing, probably another epitaph 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) Nine lines of text is preserved, but according to the first editor (Munier, 1930) possibly a second epitaph is missing, broken off.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Regular uncials, the letters between two lines.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9+x
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Makrina (probably a nun) from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated to Athyr 3rd, indiction 13, year after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 461 (= 30.10.745. CE)
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender the deceased is a woman (nun? female monk?)
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ⲓⲥ︦ ϯ ⲭ︦ⲥ︦ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡⲙ
3ⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲛⲧⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲁ
4ⲙⲁⲕⲣⲓⲛⲁ ⲛⲧⲁⲥⲙⲧⲟⲛ
5ⲙⲙⲟⲥ ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ ⲉⲅⲣ,ⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫⲏ ⲙⲉⲛⲏ
6ⲁⲑⲩⲣ ⲅ ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲱⲛⲟⲥ ⲓⲅ
7ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ
8ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲩⲝⲁ ϯ
9ϯ ⲓⲥ ϯ ⲭ︦ⲥ︦ ϯ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of the blessed
4Makrina, on which she
5died. Written (in the) month
6Athyr 3rd, indiction 13,
7after Diocletian
8year 461
9Jesus Christ.
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) 461 Hathyr 03 745 October 30 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309704
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101636
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309704 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9799), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.