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Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68420

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68420
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 593
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 700 and 1000
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Two fragments but they do not give out a whole stela.

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 but the right-hand side is rather faded.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Writing of large lines.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Basilios the monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Date is lost.
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
1ⲓⲥ︦ ⲭ︦ⲥ︦
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙ︦ⲡ
3ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉⲛⲙⲁ
4ⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲥⲟⲛ ⲃⲁⲥⲓ
5ⲗⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲁⲭⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁϥ
6ⲙ︦ⲧⲟⲛ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟϥ ⲛ︦ϩⲏⲧϥ︦
7ⲉⲅⲣ, ⲙⲉⲛⲏ
8ⲁⲛⲟⲥ ⲧ
9ⲁⲡⲟ ⲕⲗⲏⲧ ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗ[ⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ]
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3(commemoration of our)
4blessed brother
5Basilios the monk, on
6which he died.
7Written: month (...)
9after Diocletian (...).
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
18110 man Basilios the monk [ⲃⲁⲥⲓ]ⲗⲓⲟⲥ ⲡ[ⲙⲟⲛⲁⲭⲟⲥ] Coptic




DatasetID 309779
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101660
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309779 (= Tomb. Cairo EM JdE 68420), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.