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St. Cairo SB Kopt. CGC 8322

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Inventory Number St. Cairo SB Kopt. CGC 8322
Publication Number Crum, Coptic monuments (CGC) 8322
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory CG 8322
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) De Morgan, Jacques
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type stela
Dating between 700 and 1000
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken off on right, left and lower sides.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Eighteen lines of text.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting "Letters simply but evenly cut; less carefully in latter lines." (Crum, Coptic Monuments, Nr.8322)
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 18
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | legal document
Summary of Content "Presumably copy of a decree (entole) relating to a property (ktema), which seems to have been set apart by the bishop, Abraham, for charitable purposes." (Crum, Coptic Monuments, Nr.8322) Writer seems to give instructions about what should happen to his/a property: half of it, together with the farm animals, shall be managed by a man who is a tenant (hires the property), the other half shall belong to the poor of Aswan - charity.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ϩⲓⲧⲛ︦ⲧϭⲟⲙ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲃ ⲛ
2ⲙ̄ⲛ ⲧⲙⲛ̄ⲧϥⲁⲓⲣⲟⲟⲩϣ ϩⲁ
3ⲡⲣⲉϥϣ̄ⲙϣⲉⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲛ̄ⲉ
4ⲁⲃⲣⲁϩⲁⲙ ⲡⲉⲡⲓⲥⲕⲟⲡⲟⲥ ⲛ̄
5ⲙ̄ⲛ ⲓⲉⲣϩⲩⲡⲟⲙⲓⲛⲉ ⲛⲛⲟ
6ⲙⲛ ϩ̄ⲛⲁⲛⲥⲁⲗⲱⲙⲁ ⲉⲩⲟϣⲉⲙ
7ϩⲓⲧⲛϩⲁϩ ⲛⲭⲣⲟⲛⲟⲥⲓⲧϥ ⲧⲁϩⲟ
8ⲧϥ︦ ⲙⲡⲉⲓⲕⲧⲏⲙⲁ
9ⲕⲟⲛⲓⲁ ⲛⲛⲉⲭⲏⲣⲁ ⲙⲉ
10ⲛⲟⲥ ⲡⲉⲧⲛⲁⲡⲣⲓⲥⲓⲇ
11ⲕⲁⲧⲁ ⲕⲁⲓⲣⲟⲥ ⲉϥⲛⲁⲇⲓⲟⲓⲕⲉⲓ ⲙⲡⲉϥ
12ϩⲱⲥ ⲙⲉⲑⲱⲧⲏⲥ ⲙⲓⲥⲑⲱⲧⲏⲥ ⲧⲡⲁϣⲉ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲉⲧⲃⲉ ⲛ
13ⲟⲓⲉ ⲙ̄ⲛ ⲛ̄ⲧⲃ̄ⲛⲟⲟⲩⲉ ⲙⲛ ⲛⲁⲛϩ ⲙⲱⲙⲁ
14ⲡⲁϣⲉ ⲇⲉ ⲧⲁ ⲛ̄ϩⲏⲕⲉ ⲧⲉ ⲛ︦ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ
15ⲡⲉⲧⲛ︦ⲁⲱϣϥ︦ ⲉⲧⲉⲓⲉⲛⲧⲟⲗⲏ ⲛⲧⲉ
16ⲁ ⲙⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲕⲁ
18 ⲥⲡⲟⲓⲕⲟⲛ
side 1
1Through the holy power (...)
2and the providence (...)
3the God-serving (...)
4Abraham the archbishop of (...)
5and (...) endure the (...)
7through much time (...) set up (...)
8this property (...)
9of the widows (...)
10he who shall (...)
11at the time, he shall keep house over his (property?)
12as tenant. Half, then, through
13(...) with the (farm) animals and the courts ...
14(... the other) half, on the other hand, belongs to the poor of Aswan
15(...) He who shall read this in this (present) decree of
16(...) God
17(...) his need
18(...) house (??)...
Places (read out from edition)
  • ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ (places.xml#s8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    18090 man Abraham the archbishop ⲁⲃⲣⲁϩⲁⲙ ⲡⲉⲡⲓⲥⲕⲟⲡⲟⲥ Coptic




    DatasetID 309814
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 110441
    Author Andrea Hasznos
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309814 (= St. Cairo SB Kopt. CGC 8322), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.