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Tomb. X

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Inventory Number Tomb. X
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 570
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: medium
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type tombstone
Dating of Object 750 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) 11 lines of text preserved.
Script, Primary Coptic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Coptic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
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 Matthaios dated after Diocletian (i.e.Martyr Era) 467, Thoth 4, indiction 4 (=01.09.750 CE). Possibly comes from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. But provenance unknown.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ⲓⲥ ϯ ⲭⲥ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣ
3ⲡⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙ︦
5ⲛ︦ⲥⲟⲛ ⲙⲁⲑⲑⲁⲓ̈
6ⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁϥⲙ︦ⲧⲟⲛ
7ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ
8ⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫⲏ ⲙⲏⲛⲓ ⲑⲱⲑ ⲇ
9ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲟⲛⲟⲥ ⲇ ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓ
11ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲩⲝⲍ ϯ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
4of our blessed
5brother Matthaios,
6on which
7he died.
8Written month Thoth 4,
9indiction 4, after
11year 467.
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) 467 Thoth 04 750 September 1 CE date in text;



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 310387
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101637
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310387 (= Tomb. X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.