Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially black in section, the interior is covered with a glossy dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in parts, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 137 millimetres (max)
- Width: 96 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationSix lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in parts.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Thoth 27. Tahrouj. Wine: 10 large measures. Likewise: Wine: 76 small measures. Luke, 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 256 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
- SB XVIII 13445 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61166
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