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Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68339

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68339
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 607
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 incomplete
State of Preservation The top is damaged.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Nine lines of text, partly damaged, first line missing.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Small, not very careful writing. A line frames the text.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Johannes the deacon and monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated Payni 25th, year after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 566 (= 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
1ⲓ̄ⲥ︦ ϯ ⲭ︦ⲥ︦
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ
3ⲙⲡⲉⲛⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲥⲟ
4ⲓⲱⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ⲡⲇⲓⲁⲕ
5ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙ
6ⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ ⲡⲁⲩ
7ⲱⲛⲟⲩ ⲕⲉ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲇⲓⲟⲕ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ
8ⲫⲝⲋ ⲉⲣⲉⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲩ
9ⲛⲁ ⲙⲛ ⲧⲉϥⲩⲭⲏ
side 1
1(Jesus Christ)
2The day of the commemoration
3of our blessed
4brother Johannes the deacon
5and monk, on which
6he died,
7Payni 25, year after Diocletian
8566. May God give
9mercy 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



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
(after) Diocletian (Martyr Era) 566 Payni 25 850 August 23 CE ;




DatasetID 309753
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101674
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309753 (= Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68339), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.