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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 11082

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 11082
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 556
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 728 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) Ten lines of text well preserved.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Regular uncials, a dot at the end of letters.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Merkurios the monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated Tybi 7th, indiction 11, year after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 444 (=03.01.728 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
1ⲓⲥ ϯ ⲭⲥ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙ︦ⲡⲣ︦
3ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡⲙⲁ
4ⲕⲁⲣⲓ̈ⲟⲥ ⲛⲥⲟⲛ
6ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲁⲭⲟⲥ ⲛ︦
7ⲧⲁϥⲙ︦ⲧⲟⲛ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟϥ
8ⲛ︦ϩⲏⲧϥ︦ ⲉⲅⲣⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫⲏ ⲙⲏⲛⲓ ⲧⲩⲃⲓ ⲍ
9ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲓⲁ ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟⲕ
10ⲕⲗⲏⲧ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲩⲙⲁ ϯ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of the
4blessed brother
6the monk,
7on which he died.
8Written month Tybi 7,
9indiction 11, after Diocletian
10year 444.
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) 444 Tybi 07 728 January 3 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309756
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101623
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309756 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 11082), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.