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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    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.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 112 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 87 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Remains of at least five lines of Coptic text in black ink, now very worn and faded.
      • Inscription Translation

        Translation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "[…] K[…] Wine: large measures.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.]
  • Bibliography

    • Trimestigos 36501 ( bibliographic details
    • Crum & Bell 1922 p.218 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    fair (text worn - two fragments joined)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • O.Sarga 380 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)


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