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Tomb. London, BM EA 604

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Collection London, British Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. London, BM EA 604
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 503
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Bowring, John


Object Type tombstone
Dating of Object 7th - 10th century
Dating between 600 and 1000
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Larger pieces are missing from the surface on left and right.
Comments on Object Measures: case. Rectangular sandstone funerary stela of the monk Georgios.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object (not applicable)
Text-Localization, Addendum stela with inscription on one side
State of Preservation (Text) 2-3 letters are lost in every line, but text is easily reconstructible
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Neatly and thinly carved tall uncials, A and P are always very narrow. Superlinear stroke applied.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 330
Column Height (in mm) 410


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone probably from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan, commemorating a deceased monk, Georgios.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ⲓ︦ⲥ︦ ⲭ︦ⲥ︦
5ⲛ︦ⲥⲟⲛ ⲅⲉⲱⲣⲅⲓⲟⲥ
7ⲑ︦ⲱ︦ⲑ︦ ⲓ̈ⲍ
8ⲓⲛⲇ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲱⲛⲟⲥⲉ ϯ
side 1
1Jesus Christ.
2The day
3of commemorating
4the blessed
5 brother Georgios
6the monk,
717th of Thoth
84th indiktion.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13945 man Georgios monk ⲅⲉⲱⲣⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲁⲭⲟⲥ Coptic




DatasetID 309816
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101570
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309816 (= Tomb. London, BM EA 604), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.