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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of three lines Coptic text in black ink and containing a receipt with two lines of cord-marked decoration beneath.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 56 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 89 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Remains of three lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
      • Inscription Translation

        Translation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Paope 6. Tow. 8 large measures. Johannes, camel-driver."
  • Curator's comments

    This receipt is probably complete, as nothing more is required at the beginning; but l. 1 is close to the upper edge of the potsherd, and something may therefore be lost.

  • Bibliography

    • Trismegistos 36375 ( bibliographic details
    • Crum & Bell 1922 p.169 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition


  • 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 232 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
    • SB XVIII 13421 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)


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