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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.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 56 millimetres (max)
- Width: 89 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of three lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Paope 6. Tow. 8 large measures. Johannes, camel-driver."
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.
Not on display
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- 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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Object reference number: YCA61174
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