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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 dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink, two of which are underscored, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 109 millimetres (max)
- Width: 125 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink, two of which are underscored.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Phaophi 1. Takoutes: wine, 14 large measures in full. Kouleu: wine, 57 small measures. Takoutes: wine, 63 small measures. Macarius, camel-driver."
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 263 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61160
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