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Ostracon, fragment of the body of a light-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the interior is spotted with traces of a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a self-slip and very faint traces of at least five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing part of a letter.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga, 80
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 81 millimetres (max)
- Width: 76 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationVery faint traces of at least five lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: ". . . ] them (?) to me [. . . . .] I went to the window to fill them. Farewell in the Lord."
poor (text almost totally erased)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 120 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61168
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