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Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68374

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68374
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 568
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 738 and 739
Criteria for Dating dat in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Lower part of a stela.
Comments on Object Possibly belongs together and formed one stela with Assouan 125.

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 5 lines of the inscription are preserved. Damaged in several places.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Small and regular writing.
  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 lost. Dated after Diocletian (i.e. Martyr Era) 455 (= 738/739 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+1ⲡⲉⲡⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲧ
x+2 ⲁϥ ⲁⲥ ⲙ︦ⲧⲟⲛ ⲙ︦ⲙ ⲟϥ ⲟⲥ
x+3 ⲛ︦ϩⲏⲧϥ︦ ⲉⲅⲣ,ⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫⲏ ⲙⲏⲛⲓ ⲧⲏ
x+4ⲃⲓⲓⲛⲇ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥⲍ ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟ
x+5ⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲉⲧ,ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ : ⲩⲛⲉ
side 1
x+1(...) the faithful (?), on
x+2(which he/she) died,
x+3written: month Ty(bi)
x+4(...) indiction 7, after
x+5Diocletian year 455.
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) 455 738 CE 739 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309746
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101635
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309746 (= Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68374), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.