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Perg. Cairo SB Kopt.

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Inventory Number Perg. Cairo SB Kopt.
Publication Number Munier 1923, Nr.4
Current Location Cairo Coptic Museum
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: medium
Ancient Provenance Details Possibly from the Deir Anba Hadra in Aswan.
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type parchment
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Two fragments of a parchment codex (?), both small and fragmentary, in not too good condition. (Munier, 216: "très mutilés").

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object flesh / hair side
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Fragmentary.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Sahidic
Comments on Text Layout Munier`s publication of the piece does not say much about the manuscript itself, and since we have no further record about it. The script on the page seems to be arranged in two columns, and on the first fragment one column is basically missing, while on fragment two there is text in both columns.


Text Content

Modern Title Martyrdom of Cosmas and Damian
Text Types
  • literary
  • religious
  • religious-literary
  • religious-literary | Christian
Summary of Content Two fragmentary parchment pieces, probably from the Deir Anba Hadra, Aswan. The text is not complete, but recongizably fragments of the Martyrdom of Saints Cosmas and Damian. The two brothers were healing saints and were killed during the prosecution under Diocletian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
1On this piece, Frg.1, only one column of the original two remains.
1ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁϥϣⲧⲟⲣⲧⲣ ⲛϭⲓ
2ⲡϩⲏⲅⲉⲙⲱⲛ ⲉⲧⲃⲉⲡϣⲓ
3ⲡⲉ ⲙⲡⲙⲏⲏϣⲉ ⲁϥⲧⲱ
4ⲟⲩⲛ ⲛⲙⲙⲁⲩ ϩⲙⲡⲃⲏⲙⲁ
5ⲉⲧⲃⲉ ⲡⲙⲏⲏϣⲉ ⲙⲛⲡϣⲓ
6ⲡⲉ ⲡⲉϫⲁϥ ⲛⲛⲁⲧ
7ⲧⲁⲝⲓⲥ ϫⲉ ⲟⲩ ⲡⲉⲧⲛⲛⲁ
8ⲁⲁϥ ⲛⲛⲉⲓⲣⲱⲙⲉ
9ⲉⲓⲥ ϩⲏⲏⲧⲉ ⲅⲁⲣ ⲙⲡⲉⲡⲕⲱ
10ϩⲧ ϫⲱϩ ⲉⲣⲟⲟⲩ ⲡⲉϫⲉ
11ⲟⲩⲁ ⲛⲁϥ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲛⲛⲁⲧ
12ⲧⲁⲝⲓⲥ ϫ

1 On this piece, Frg.1, only one column of the original two remains.
1ⲛⲟⲩϣⲏ ⲛⲧⲡⲉ ⲛⲧⲉ
2ⲫⲱⲥⲥⲁ ⲉϥⲙⲟⲩϩ
3ⲁⲡϩⲏⲧ ⲙⲡϩⲏⲅⲉⲙⲱⲛ
4ⲉⲓ ⲉⲣⲟϥ ⲁϥⲧⲱⲟⲩⲛ ⲁϥⲉⲓ
5ⲉϫⲛⲧⲉⲫⲱⲥⲥⲁ ⲙⲛⲛⲁ
6ⲧⲧⲁⲝⲓⲥ ⲁϥⲱϣ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ
7ⲉϥϫⲱ ⲙⲙⲟⲥ ϫⲉ ⲉϥⲧⲱⲛ
8ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲛⲕⲱⲥⲙⲁ ⲙⲛ
9ⲇⲁⲙⲓⲁⲛⲟⲥ ⲙⲛⲛⲉ ϥ
10ⲛⲏⲩ ⲛϥⲉⲓ ⲛϥⲃⲟⲏ
11ⲑⲉⲓ ⲉⲣⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲟⲟⲩ
12ⲁⲩⲱ ⲛⲧⲉⲩⲛⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲁⲧ
13ⲛ̣ ⲣⲱ
1On this piece, Frg.2, remnants of both columns can be seen.
1ⲉⲡⲣⲣⲟ ⲛϩ
3ⲁⲡⲣⲣⲟ ⲇⲉ
4ⲛⲟⲩϭⲥ ϩⲡⲁⲣ
6ϩⲣⲁⲓ ⲉⲡⲙⲟⲩ
7ⲧⲟⲧⲉ ⲁϥⲕⲱ ⲙⲡϣⲏⲣⲉ
8ⲙⲡⲣⲣⲟ ⲛⲧⲟⲟⲧϥ ⲉϥ
9ⲡⲉϩ ⲁϥⲧⲛⲛⲟ
10ⲟⲩ ⲛⲥⲁ ⲡⲁⲣⲭⲏⲉⲡⲓⲥ
2ⲡⲉϫⲁϥ ⲛⲁϥ
3ϫⲉ ⲡⲁⲓ ⲡⲉ ⲡⲣⲱⲙⲉ
4ⲡⲉϫⲉ ⲡⲣⲣⲟ ϫⲉ ⲁϥⲙⲟⲩ
5ⲡⲟⲩⲱϣ ⲙⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲙⲁ
6ⲣⲉϥϣⲱⲡⲉ ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲁϥ
7ⲧⲁⲁϥ ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲁϥϣⲓⲛⲉ
8ⲛⲥⲱϥ ⲡⲉϫⲉ ⲡⲣⲣⲟ

1 On this piece, Frg.2, remnants of both columns can be seen.
3ϫⲉ ⲡⲉϥϣⲏⲣⲉ
4ⲉⲧⲙⲟⲟⲩⲧ ϫⲉⲉⲛ
5ⲱⲣⲕ ⲙⲡⲉϥⲉⲓⲱⲧ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ
6ϩⲛⲣⲱⲓ ϫⲉ ⲁϥⲙⲟⲩ
7ⲡⲉϫⲁϥ ⲛⲁϥ ϫⲉ ⲉⲕⲟⲩⲉϣ
8ⲛⲧⲁⲱⲣⲕ ⲛⲁϣ ⲛϩⲉ
9ⲡⲉϫⲉ ⲡⲣⲣⲟ ⲛⲁϥ ϫⲉ ⲉⲓ
right, 1ⲁⲣⲭⲏⲉⲡⲓⲥ
2ⲕⲟⲡⲟⲥ ⲉⲧϭⲓϫ ⲉⲧ
3ⲡⲁⲓ ⲡⲉ
5ⲉⲣⲟⲓ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡϣⲏⲣⲉ
6ⲙⲡⲣⲣⲟ ⲡⲉ ⲡⲁⲓ ⲉⲧⲛ
7ϩⲟⲩⲛ ⲛⲧⲉⲓⲕⲁⲓⲥⲉ
8ⲡⲉϫⲉ ⲡⲣⲣⲟ ⲛⲁϥ ϫⲉ ⲙⲁ
9ⲣⲉ ⲡⲉⲕⲥⲩⲛϩⲉⲇⲣⲓⲟⲛ
10ⲧⲏⲣϥ ⲱⲣⲕ ⲛⲁⲓ ⲛ
1And he was troubled, namely
2the Hegemon, due to the shame
3of the crowds. And he got up
4with them in(to?) the tribune
5because of the crowds and the
6shame. He said to the guards:
7"What shall we
8do with these men?"
9Lo, the flame
10did not burn them. Said
11someone from the guards
12to him:

1 Frg.1
1at night in/on top of the
2pit, as it was filled/full.
3The heart of the Hegemon
4came to him and he got up and went
5onto the pit with the
6guards. He called out
7saying: Where is
8the God of Cosma and
9Damian and their brothers coming to help
10them today?
11And then (...)

1 Frg.2
11Left column

1 Left column
the king...
3The king ...
4wrath ... (the arch-)
5bishop (...)
6to the death.
7Then he let go
8of the king`s son ...
9(...) he sent
10after the archbishop (...)
right 1...?...
2he said to him
3"This is the man
4(of whom) the king said he`d died.
5Let the will of the Lord
6be. The Lord, he
7...?...He looked for
8him. The king said
2As I wish (...)
3 that his son (...)
4the dead (...)
5swear of his father out of
6my mouth "He died."
7He said to him: "You want
8me to swear how?"
9The king said to him: "I (...)
right 1(...) archbishop
2(...) the hand
3(...) this is
5(...) to me. And the son
6of the king is the one who
7inside the ...?...
8The king said to him:
9"Let your whole assembly
10swear to me (...)

Places (read out from edition)





DatasetID 316917
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316917 (= Perg. Cairo SB Kopt. ), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.