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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.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 89 millimetres (max)
- Width: 99 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFaint traces of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Thoth 25. By Andreas, camel-driver. Wine: 73 'knidia' [i.e. small measures] and 12 'phora' [i.e. large measures]."
fair (text very worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 329 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61117
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