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Tomb. Cairo EM TR

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM TR
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 551
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 716
Criteria for Dating dat in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Fragment of a small stela. The upper part is missing.

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 half of the text is missing, the last 5 lines are preserved.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Small uncials without elegance or regularity.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. The name of the deceased is missing, but the date is preserved: Mechir 9th, year 432 after Diocletian (i.e. Martyr Era) (= 04.02.716 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
x+2ⲭⲟⲥ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡⲉⲓⲕⲟ
x+3ⲛⲟⲙⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲡⲁⲣ
x+4ⲉⲙⲭⲓⲣ ⲑ ⲁⲡⲟ
x+5ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲩ︦ⲗ︦ⲃ︦ /
side 1
x+1(...) the monk
x+2and oino-
x+3nomos of (the monastery of) the Virgin.
x+4Mechir 9, after
x+5Diocletian 432.
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) 432 Mecheir 09 716 February 4 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309745
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101618
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309745 (= Tomb. Cairo EM TR, ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.