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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Ostracon, fragment of the body of a large red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially black in section, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior, now smoke damaged, is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing an account of wine.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 102 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 105 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Remains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, partially obscured by smoke damage.
      • Inscription Translation

        Note by W.E.Crum: "The left side of this ostracon is very dark, and OI/ is guessed at rather than read; but it is probable that wine is in question."
  • Bibliography

    • Crum & Bell 1922 p.115 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    fair (text very worn - exterior burnt)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • O.Sarga 127 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)


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