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Ostracon, fragment (two pieces joined) of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is covered with a brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of at least five lines of Coptic text in black ink, now very worn and faded, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 112 millimetres (max)
- Width: 87 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of at least five lines of Coptic text in black ink, now very worn and faded.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "[…] K[…] Wine: large measures. Kouleu. Wine: 45 small measures. Enoch, camel-driver." [Note: no quantity is given for the large measures.]
Not on display
fair (text worn - two fragments joined)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 380 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61177
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