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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 11068

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 11068
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 560
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 729 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Slightly damaged.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Slight damage but the text is well visible.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Large uncials.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Viktor the monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated Phamenoth 22nd, indiction 12, year after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 445 (=18.03.729 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 ⲓⲥ ⲭⲥ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙ
5ⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲥⲟⲛ
6ⲃⲓⲕⲧⲱⲣ ⲡⲙⲟ
7ⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ ⲫⲁ
8ⲙⲉⲛⲱⲑ ⲕⲃ
9ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲓⲃ
10ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟⲕ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲩⲙⲉ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of
3the commemoration
4of our blessed
6Viktor the
7monk. Phamenoth
9indiction 12,
10after Diocletian 445.
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) 445 Phamenoth 22 729 March 18 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309759
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101627
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309759 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 11068), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.