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Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. X

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Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. X
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 606 (also 705)
Current Location (unknown)
Comments on Inventory Same object as Kopt SB 1 705, erronously edited twice as two separate objects.
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 818 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Top damaged.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) 10 lines of text preserved, somewhat damaged. Some lines are lost at the beginning of the text.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Uncials.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+10


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of a monk (name lost) from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 535, Thoth 19 (= 16.09.818 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
x+2ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙ
x+3ⲙⲟϥ ⲛ︦ϩⲏⲧϥ︦ ⲑⲱ
x+4ⲓⲑ ⲉⲛⲇ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲓⲃ ⲁⲡⲟⲩ ⲁⲡⲟ
x+5ⲇⲓⲟⲕ ⲫⲗⲉ ⲉⲣⲉ
x+6ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲣⲟⲩⲛⲁ
x+7ⲙⲛ︦ⲧⲉϥⲯⲩⲭⲏ ϩⲛ
x+8ⲕⲟⲛϥ ⲛ︦ⲁⲃⲣⲁϩⲁⲙ
x+9ⲙⲛ︦ ⲓⲥⲁⲕ ⲙ︦ⲛ︦ ⲓⲁⲕⲱⲃ
x+10ⲁⲙⲏⲛ ⲭⲓⲕⲁ
side 1
x+2on which
x+3he died: Thoth
x+419, indiction 12, after
x+5Diocletian 535. May
x+6God have mercy
x+7upon his soul in
x+8the bosom of Abraham,
x+9and Isak, and Jakob,
x+10amen. Christ prevails.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16810 man Diocletian ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲥ Latin



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 535 Thoth 19 818 September 16 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309830
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101673
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309830 (= Tomb. Cairo SB Kopt. X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.