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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7840

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7840
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 561
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) Clédat, Jean
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type tombstone
Dating of Object 730 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Somewhat damaged, with some words missing, 11 lines of text. No lines are missing.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Uncials.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Damianos the monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated: Mesore 2nd, indiction 13, year after Diocletian (i.e. Martyr Era) 446 (=26.07.730 CE).
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ⲓⲥ︦ ϯ ⲭ︦ⲥ︦ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙ︦
3ⲣ︦ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡ
5ⲛⲥⲟⲛ ⲇⲁⲙⲓⲁ
6ⲛⲟⲥ ⲡⲙⲟⲛ
7ⲭⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁϥ
8ⲧⲟⲛ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟϥ ⲛ︦
9ϩⲏⲧϥ ⲙⲏⲛⲓ ⲙⲉⲥⲟⲣ,ⲙⲉⲥⲟⲣⲏ
10ⲓⲛⲇⲓ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲓⲅ ⲁⲡⲟ
1ⲇⲓⲟⲕ ⲉⲧ,ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲩⲙⲋ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of
4our blessed
5brother Damianos
6the monk,
7on which
8he died,
9month Mesore 2,
10indiction 13, after
11Diocletian year 446.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
18310 man Damianos the monk ⲇⲁⲙⲓⲁⲛⲟⲥ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ Coptic



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 446 Mesore 02 730 July 26 CE ;




DatasetID 309818
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101628
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309818 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7840), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.