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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7692

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7692
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 617
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 800 and 900
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Three fragments of a stela, a part missing at the bottom.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Twelve lines of text, partly damaged, no lines missing.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Large uncials.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Epiphanios priest and monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Date is fragmentary, after Diocletian (i.e. Martyr Era).
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 ⲓⲩ ϯ ⲭⲩ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡⲙⲉ
3ⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡⲉⲛⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓ
4ⲟⲥ ⲛⲥⲟⲛ ⲉⲡⲓⲫⲁⲛⲓ
5ⲟⲥ ⲡⲉⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ
6ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ ⲛⲧ
7ⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲛϩⲏ
8ⲧϥ ⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫ // ⲡⲁⲭⲱⲛ
9ⲏ ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧ // ⲁⲡⲟ
11ⲉⲣⲉⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲣⲟⲩⲛⲁ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of our blessed
4brother Epiphanios
5the priest
6and monk,
7on which he died.
8Written Pakhon
98, indiction (...) after
10Diocletian (...)
11May the God (give mercy)
12(to his soul)
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

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




DatasetID 309743
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101684
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309743 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7692), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.