Ostracon, fragment of the body of a light-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially black in section, the interior is slightly grooved and covered with a very dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and remains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 37 millimetres (max)
- Width: 49 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink, faded and worn.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Thoth 14. Tmou. 8 large measures. Colluthus."
fair (text very worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 286 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61163
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