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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7770

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7770
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 563
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 733 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) Ten lines of text, minor damages.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Uncials. Under each text line there is a line.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Apa Dios the monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated after Diocletian (i.e. Martyr Era) 449, Khoiakh 2nd, indiction 1 (=28.02.733 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
1 ϯ ϯ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙ︦ⲡ︦ⲣⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩ
3ⲉ ⲙⲡⲉⲛⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛⲉⲓ
4ⲱⲧ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲇⲓⲟⲥ ⲡ︦ⲙⲟⲛⲟ
5ⲭⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟ
6ϥ ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ ⲉⲅⲣ // ⲙⲏ,ⲙⲏⲛⲓ
7ⲭⲟⲓⲁⲭ ⲃ ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓ
8ⲟⲛⲟⲥ // ⲁ // ⲁⲡⲟ
10ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲩⲙⲑ
side 1
2The day of the commemoration
3of our blessed father
4Apa Dios the
5monk, on which
6he died. Written month
7Khoiakh 2, indiction
81, after
10year 449.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
18275 man Apa Dios the monk ⲁⲡⲁ ⲇⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ Coptic



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Diocletian (Martyr Era) 449 Choiak 02 733 February 28 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309824
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101630
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309824 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 7770), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.