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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7780

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7780
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 591
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
Finder (= First Purchaser) Monneret de Villard, M.U.
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type tombstone
Dating between 700 and 900
Criteria for Dating parallel
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Stela broken into three parts. Part of the corners and the edge is missing.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Seven lines preserved, some letters and words are lost.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Regular uncials and regular lines.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Kera from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. The year of the date is lost, Epeiph 1, indiction 15 (?).
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender deceased is a woman
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ⲓⲥ ϯ ⲭⲥ ϯ
2ⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡⲙⲉ
3ⲉⲩⲉ ⲛⲧⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲁ
4ⲕⲏⲣⲁ ⲛⲧⲁⲥⲙⲧⲟⲛ
5ⲙⲙⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ϩⲏⲧϥ︦
6ⲉⲅⲣⲁ,ⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫⲏⲙⲏⲛⲓ ⲉⲡⲓⲫ ⲁ
7ⲓⲛⲇⲓ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥⲉ ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟ
side 1
1(Jesus Christ)
2The day of the
3commemoration of the blessed
4Kera, on which
5she died.
6Written month Epeiph 1,
7indiction 15 (?), after Diocletian (...).
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16810 man Diocletian ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲥ Latin




DatasetID 309792
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101658
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309792 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7780), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.