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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 10938

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 10938
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 612
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 872 CE
Criteria for Dating in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The beginning of the first seven lines has disappeared.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Small uncials not very nicely placed. A line under each text line and round the whole stela.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 14
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Maria, daughter of Apa Aga and Manou from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated Phamenoth 22nd, year after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 588 (=18.03.872 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
1ⲓⲥ ϯ ⲭⲥ ⲱ
2ⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲛⲧⲁⲥ
3ⲧⲟⲛ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟⲥ
4ⲛ︦ϩⲏⲧϥ ⲛ︦ϭⲓ ⲧⲙⲁ
5ⲕⲁⲣⲓⲁ ⲛ︦ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲓ
6ⲁⲛⲏ· ⲙⲁⲣⲓⲁ ⲧϣⲉ
7ⲣⲉ ⲛⲁⲡⲁ ⲁⲅⲁ
8ⲧⲁⲥⲙⲁⲁⲩ ⲧⲉ ⲙⲁⲛ
9ⲟⲩ · ⲫⲁⲙⲉⲛⲱⲑ
10ⲕⲃ ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏ
11ⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲫⲡⲏ
12ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲇⲉ ⲓ︦ⲥ︦ ⲡⲉ
13ⲭ︦ⲥ︦ ⲉϥⲉϯ ⲙⲧⲟⲛ
side 1
1(Alpha) Jesus Christ Omega
2The day on which she
4namely, the blessed
5Christian woman
6Maria, the
7daughter of Apa Aga (?)
8her mother is Manou,
1022 after Diocletian
12May the Lord Jesus the
13Christ give rest
14to her 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) 588 Phamenoth 22 872 March 18 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309725
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101679
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309725 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 10938), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.