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Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68333

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68333
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 608
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 850 CE
Criteria for Dating dat in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Basically complete, with some minor damages.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Fourteen lines of text, minor damages but well visible writing.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Small and regular writing.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 14
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Pilo (probably monk, "brother") from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated Mesore 30th, indiction 14, year 567 after Diocletian (i.e. Martyr Era) (= 23.08.850 CE).
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
1ⲁ ϯ ⲓⲥ ϯ ⲭⲥ ϯ ⲱ
2ϯ ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙ︦ ϯ
3ⲡⲉⲛⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛⲥⲟⲛ
4ⲡⲓⲗⲟ ⲡⲡⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲁϥ
5ⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ
6ⲙⲉⲥⲟⲣⲏ ⲗ ⲓⲛⲇ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲓⲇ
7ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ
8ⲫⲝⲍ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲇⲉ
9ⲡⲁⲅⲁⲑⲟⲥ ⲉϥⲉϯ
10ⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲛⲧⲉϥⲯⲩⲭⲏ
11ϩⲛ ⲕⲟⲩⲛϥ ⲛⲁⲃⲣⲁⲁⲙ
12ⲙⲛ ⲓⲥⲁⲁⲕ ⲙⲛ ⲓⲁⲕ
13ⲱⲃ ⲅⲉⲛⲟⲓⲧⲱ ⲁⲙⲏⲛ
14ϯ ⲓⲥ Ⲭ ⲭⲥ ϯ
side 1
1Alpha - Jesus Christ - Omega
2 The day of the commemoration of
3our blessed brother
4Pilo the faithful, on which
5he died.
6Mesore 30, indiction 14,
7year (after) Diocletian
8567. May God
9the Good give
10peace to his soul
11in the bosom of Abraham
12and Isak and Jakob.
13Let it be, amen.
14 Jesus Christ
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
after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 567 Mesore 30 850 August 23 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309744
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101675
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309744 (= Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68333), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.