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Ostracon, fragment of the body of a large red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is lightly marked with traces of a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and four lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a receipt, with small section of cord-marked decoration above.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 97.5 millimetres (max)
- Width: 119 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFour lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Thoth 24. Tsanhor. 8 large measures. Wine: 51 small measures. Hor, camel-driver."
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 220 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
- SB XVIII 13392 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61164
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