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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7729

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7729
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 602
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 796 CE
Criteria for Dating dat in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation The upper left corner is damaged.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The first 3 lines are somewhat damaged.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Large uncials.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 14
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Pesynthios the monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated: Pharmouthi 14th, indiction 4, year 512 after Diocletian (Martyr Era) (= 09.04.796 CE). It has the prayer formula "rest his soul" and "the bosom of Abraham, Isak, Jakob" at the end.
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
1ⲧⲙⲛⲧⲉⲛⲕⲟⲧⲕ ⲁⲩⲱ
2ⲧⲁⲛⲁⲡⲁⲩⲥⲓⲥ ⲙⲡⲉⲛⲙⲁⲕ,ⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ
3ⲛ︦ⲥⲟⲛ ⲉⲧⲣⲟⲟⲩⲧ ϩⲙⲡⲉϥ
4ⲥⲁⲡⲇⲓⲁⲕⲱⲛ ⲡⲉⲥⲩⲛⲑⲓ
5ⲟⲥ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ ⲙⲡϩⲁ
6ⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲓⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ⲛⲧⲕ
7ⲗⲉⲟⲡⲁⲧⲣⲁ ϩⲙⲡⲟⲟⲩ
8ⲛϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲫⲁⲣⲙⲟⲩⲑⲓⲥ ⲓⲇ
9ⲓⲇ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲇ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏ
10ⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲫⲓⲃ ⲉⲣⲉⲡϫⲟ
11ⲉⲓⲥ ⲁⲛⲁⲡⲉⲩⲉ ⲛⲧⲉϥⲯⲩ
12ⲭⲏ ϩⲛⲕⲟⲩⲟⲛϥ︦ ⲛⲁⲃⲣⲁ
13ϩⲁⲙ ⲙⲛ ⲓⲥⲁⲕ ⲙⲛ ⲓⲁⲕ
14ⲱⲃ ⲅⲉⲛⲟⲓⲧⲟ ⲅⲉⲛⲟⲓⲧⲟ ⲁⲙ︦ⲏ︦
side 1
1The falling asleep and
2dormition of our blessed
3brother who is illustrious in his
4diaconate, Pesynthios
5the monk of the
6Saint Johannes of
7Cleopatra. On this day
8Pharmouthi 14,
9indiction 4, year Diocletian
10512. May
11the Lord rest his soul
12in the bosom of Abraham,
13and Isak and Jakob.
14Let it be, let it be, amen.
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) 512 Pharmuthi 14 796 April 9 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309742
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101669
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309742 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7729), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.