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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7792

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7792
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 578
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 772 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Four fragments of a tombstone, parts missing.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The ten lines of text can be fairly well read.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Regular uncials. A line runs under each text line and round the edges serving as a frame.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Papas the monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated: Khoiak 19th, indiction 11, year of Diocletian (Martyr Era) 489 (16.12.772 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 ⲓⲩ︦ ϯ ⲭ︦ⲩ︦ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡ
3ⲙⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡⲉⲛⲙⲁ
4ⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛⲥⲟⲛ
5ⲡⲁⲥ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ
6ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ
7ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ ⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫⲏ ⲙⲉ
8ⲛⲏ ⲭⲟⲓⲁⲭ // ⲓⲑ ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲱⲛⲟⲥ //
9// ⲓⲁ // ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓ
10ⲁⲛⲟⲩ // ⲩ︦ⲡ︦ⲑ︦
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of our
4blessed brother Pa-
5pas the monk
6on which
7he died. Written in the month
8Khoiak 19th, indiction
911 after Diocletian
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) 489 Choiak 19 772 December 16 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309709
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101645
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309709 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7792), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.