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Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68395

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68395
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 600
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 786 CE
Dating between 502 and 786
Criteria for Dating dat in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Bottom part of a stela, rest missing.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Only the last 3 lines are preserved, fragmentarily.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Large uncials, of long but not very deep lines.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+3
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Very fragmentary, the name is lost but the date is extant: Phamenoth 17th, indiction 9, after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 502 (=13.03.786 CE).
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
x+1ⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫ,ⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫⲏ ⲫⲁⲙⲉ
x+2ⲛⲱⲑ ⲓⲍ ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥⲑ ⲁⲡ
x+3ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲫⲃ
side 1
x+1(...) written Phame-
x+2noth 17, indiction 9, after
x+3Diocletian 502.
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) 502 Phamenoth 17 786 March 13 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309741
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101667
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309741 (= Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68395), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.