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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9368

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9368
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 573
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 754 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Damaged on top and on the left.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Eleven lines of text, partly damaged, but no lines 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 Aron from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated Athyr 25th, indiction 1, after Diocletian (i.e. Martyr Era) 471 (=21.11.754 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 ⲓⲥ ϯ ⲭⲥ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡ︦ⲣ
3ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙ
5ⲁⲣⲱⲛ ⲛⲧⲁϥ
6ⲙ︦ⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ
7ⲛ︦ϩⲏⲧϥ ⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫⲏ
8ⲙⲏⲛⲟⲥ \\ ⲁⲑⲩⲣ
9ⲕⲉ \\ ⲓⲛⲇ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥⲁ ⲁⲡⲟ
11ⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲩⲟⲁ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
4of the blessed
5Aron, on which
6he died.
8month Athyr
925, indiction 1,
10after Diocletian the king
11year 471.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
18300 man Aron ⲁⲣⲱⲛ Coptic



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 471 Hathyr 25 754 November 21 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309825
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101640
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309825 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. 9368), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.