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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7759

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7759
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 552
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 718 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken off at the upper right corner.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Eleven lines of text quite well preserved.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Wide, regular uncials.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Pekosh from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated: Pharmouthi 4th, indiction 1, year of Diocletian (Martyr Era) 434 (30.3.718 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 ⲙ︦ⲡⲣ︦
3ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡⲙⲁ
4ⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲉϭⲱϣ
5ⲡⲡⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲫⲁ︦ⲣ ⲇ
7ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲩⲗⲇ
8ⲉⲣⲉⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲣⲟⲩ
9ⲛⲁ ⲙⲛⲧⲉϥⲯⲩ
10ⲭⲏ ϩⲁⲙⲏⲛ ⲉϥⲉ
11ϣⲱⲡⲉ ϯϯϯ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of the
4blessed Pekosh
5the faithful, Pharmouthi 4th
6indiction 1,
7after Diocletian 434.
8May the Lord give
9mercy to his soul.
10Amen, may it
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) 434 Pharmuthi 04 718 March 30 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309711
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101619
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309711 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7759), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.