Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and four 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: 76 millimetres (max)
- Width: 77 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFour lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in parts.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Thoth 20. Touho. Wine: 16 large measures. Hor, camel-driver."
Not on display
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 223 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
- SB XVIII 13395 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61165
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