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Ostracon, fragment of the body of a large red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and five lines in black ink of Coptic text, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 132 millimetres (max)
- Width: 105 millimetres (max)
Inscription LanguageCoptic and Greek
Inscription TransliterationFive lines of Coptic text in black ink, faded.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Thoth 23. Thallou. Wine: 12 large measures. Cyriacus, camel-driver."
Not on display
fair (text worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 326 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61175
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