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Tomb. Alexandria, Graeco-Roman Museum X

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Inventory Number Tomb. Alexandria, Graeco-Roman Museum X
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 553
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: medium
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type tombstone
Dating of Object 726 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Fragmentary stela, only bottom part remains.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Only second half of text remains, 5 lines - probably 3-4 lines missing.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Fine and elegant, large uncials.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Fragmentary tombstone. Possibly from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery. The name of the deceased is missing, but the date remains: era of Diocletian 442, 9th indiction, 18th Payni = 12.06.726 CE.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
x+1ⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙ
x+2ⲟϥ ⲡⲁⲩⲛⲓ ⲓⲏ
side 1
x+1(he) died
x+2Payni 18th
x+3(in)diction 9th
x+4(after) Diocl-
x+5(etian 4)42.
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
Era of Diocletian (or Martyr Era) 442 Payni 18 726 June 12 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309784
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101620
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309784 (= Tomb. Alexandria, Graeco-Roman Museum X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.