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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Ostracon, large fragment of the body of a pale-orange grooved pottery vessel, the fabric is partially pink and grey in section, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and faint traces of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a receipt.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 89 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 99 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Faint traces of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
      • Inscription Translation

        Translation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Thoth 25. By Andreas, camel-driver. Wine: 73 'knidia' [i.e. small measures] and 12 'phora' [i.e. large measures]."
  • Bibliography

    • Trimestigos 36469 ( bibliographic details
    • Crum & Bell 1922 p.193 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    fair (text very worn)

  • Associated names

  • 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 329 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)


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