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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 81 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 76 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Very faint traces of at least five lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
      • Inscription Translation

        Translation by W.E. Crum: ". . . ] them (?) to me [. . . . .] I went to the window to fill them. Farewell in the Lord."
  • Bibliography

    • Crum & Bell 1922 p.105 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    poor (text almost totally erased)

  • 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 120 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)


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