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Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68423

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68423
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 619
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 between 700 and 1000
Range of Preservation incomplete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Eleven fragmentary lines of text preserved, an unknown number of lines missing at the end of the piece.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Remnants of red paint in the letters.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11+x
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Abraham from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Not dated or date missing.
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
1ⲁⲣⲓⲡⲁⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲛⲁⲕⲁⲡⲉ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲡⲁ
2ⲣⲁ ⲡⲕⲁϩ ⲧⲏⲣϥ \\ ⲁϥⲣⲁϩⲁⲙ ⲡϣⲏⲣⲉ
3ⲡⲣⲉⲙⲧⲡⲟⲗⲓⲥ ⲡⲉⲙϫⲏ ⲉⲓⲥ
4ⲛⲏⲩ ⲟⲩⲟⲛ ⲛⲓⲙ ⲉⲧⲛⲁⲱϣ ⲉⲛⲓⲥϩⲁⲓ ⲉϥⲉϣⲗⲏⲗ ⲛⲧⲉ
5ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲉϩⲣⲁⲓ ⲉϫⲱⲓ ⲛⲉϥⲕⲁⲥ
6ⲁⲩⲱ ⲉϥϣⲁⲛⲉⲓ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲛ︦ⲥⲱⲙ
7ⲉⲛⲧⲁⲉⲓ ⲉⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲡⲁⲉⲓⲱⲧ ⲉⲧ
8ⲉⲗⲧ ⲡⲉⲛⲉⲓⲱⲧ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲍⲁⲭⲁⲣⲓⲁⲥ .. ⲡⲉⲡⲓⲥ
9ⲕⲟⲡⲟⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲑⲉⲱⲇⲟⲣⲟⲥ· ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ
10ⲙⲉⲛⲛⲥⲱⲥ ⲁϥⲉⲓⲣⲉ ⲛⲉ ⲙⲙⲁ ⲛⲛϩ
11ⲙⲛⲟ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲛⲉϥϣⲏⲣⲉ ⲧⲏⲣⲟ
side 1
1Remember me with love, I (...the most)
2miserable of all, Abraham, son (of...)
3of the town Pemje, lo (...)
4come, everyone who shall read (this writing, may they pray to)
5the Lord for me, and he let (...)
6and if he comes out of body (?) (...)
7as I and my father (...)
8our holy father Apa Zakharias (and? the
9bi)shop Apa Theodoros, the Lord (...9
10after that he (...)
11(...) and all his sons (...) 1An unknown number of lines missing.

1 An unknown number of lines missing.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
17535 man Abraham B ⲁϥⲣⲁϩⲁⲙ Coptic




DatasetID 309710
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101686
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309710 (= Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68423), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.