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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7757

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7757
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 601
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 786 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) 13 lines of text preserved, probably 1-2 lines missing at the beginning of the text.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Uncials.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+13
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Taphoou daughter of Paul and Maria from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated to year of Diocletian (Martyr Era) 502, Pakhon 13, indiction 10 (=08.05.786 CE).
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender deceased is a woman (female monk), her father and mother also mentioned by name
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
x+1ϩⲣⲟϣ ⲙⲡⲉⲥⲥⲱ
x+2ⲙⲁ ⲛϭⲓ ⲧⲉⲛⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲁ ⲛⲥⲱ
x+3ⲛⲉ ⲉⲧⲣⲟⲟⲩⲧ ϩⲙⲡⲉⲥⲥⲁ
x+4ⲧⲁⲡϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲧϣⲉⲉⲣⲉ ⲙⲡⲁⲩ
x+5ⲗⲟⲥ ⲧⲉⲥⲙⲁⲁⲩ ⲧⲉ ⲙⲁⲣⲓⲁ
x+6ϩⲙⲡⲟⲟⲩ ⲛϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲡⲁⲭ ⲓⲅ
x+7ⲓⲛⲇ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲇⲉⲕⲁⲧⲏⲥ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ
x+8ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲫⲃ
x+9ⲉⲣⲉⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲁⲛⲁⲡⲉⲩⲉ
x+10ⲛⲧⲉⲥⲯⲩⲭⲏ ϩⲛ ⲕⲟⲩⲟⲛ ⲕⲟⲩⲛ
x+11ⲛⲁⲃⲣⲁϩⲁⲙ ⲙⲛ ⲓⲥⲁⲕ
x+12ⲙⲛ ⲓⲁⲕⲱⲃ ⲅⲉⲛⲟⲓⲧⲟ
x+13ⲅⲉⲛⲟⲓⲧⲟ ⲁⲙⲏⲛ
side 1
x+1... her body
x+2namely our blessed
x+3sister, who is glad in her beauty,
x+4Taphoou daughter of Paulus
x+5and her mother is Maria.
x+6On this day today: Pakhon 13,
x+7tenth indiction, year
x+8of Diocletian 502.
x+9May the Lord give rest
x+10to her soul in the bosom
x+11of Abraham and Isak
x+12and Jakob. Let it be,
x+13let it be, amen.
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
of Diocletian (Martyr Era) 502 Pachons 13 786 May 8 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309793
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101668
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309793 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7757), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.