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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9956

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9956
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 596
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
State of Preservation Fragmentary stela.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Eight damaged lines, only beginning of lines preserved.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Small uncials engraved with ease, almost completely erased in some places.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of a Markos monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Date is damaged.
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 ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣ︦ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ
2ⲙⲡⲉⲛⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛ
3ⲥⲟⲛ ⲙⲁⲣⲕⲟⲥ
4ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲁϥ
5ⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲉ
6ϩⲣⲁⲓ ϩⲏⲧϥ ⲙⲏⲛⲓ
8ⲁⲡⲟⲩ ⲓⲟⲕⲗ
side 1
1The day of the commemoration
2of our blessed
3brother Markos (?)
4the monk, on which
5he died,
6in the month
7Pharmouthi (...) (indiction...)
8after Diocletian (...)
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16810 man Diocletian ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲥ Latin




DatasetID 309729
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101663
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309729 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9956), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.