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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.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 102 millimetres (max)
- Width: 105 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, partially obscured by smoke damage.
Inscription TranslationNote 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."
Not on display
fair (text very worn - exterior burnt)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 127 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61118
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