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 six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a list of persons.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 69 millimetres (max)
- Width: 62 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now smudged in parts.
Inscription TranslationNote by W.E. Crum: "This list of names is so imperfect as to be hardly worth publishing, but it is given because of its (apparently) miscellaneous character, including as it does a nun, perhaps a monk, a nomikos, and someone described as a kurios."
Not on display
fair (text smudged)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 159 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61119
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