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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 11080

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 11080
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 576
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 759 CE
Criteria for Dating dat in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Nine lines of text, the complete inscription is preserved. Well readable.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Very regular uncials. A dash frames the text and separates each line. Below the inscription ornamental motif.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Johannes the monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated Thoth 15th, indiction 14, year after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 476 (=12.09.759 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
1ϯ ⲓⲩ︦ ϯ ⲭ︦ⲩ︦ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙ︦ⲡⲣ
3ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡⲉⲛ
4ⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓ̈ⲟⲥ ⲛⲥⲟⲛ
5ⲓ̈ⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ⲡⲙⲟ
6ⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ
7ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲛ︦ϩⲏⲧϥ︦ ⲉⲅⲣⲁ
8ⲫⲏ ⲑⲱⲑ ⲓ̈ⲉ ⲓ̈ⲛⲇⲓⲕ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲓ̈ⲇ
9ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓ̈ⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓ̈ⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲩⲟⲋ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of our
4blessed brother
5Johannes the
6monk, on which
7he died. Written
8Thoth 15, indiciton 14,
9after Diocletian 476.
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) 476 Thoth 15 759 September 12 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309750
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101643
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309750 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 11080), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.