Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially black in section, the interior is thickly covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains 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: 52 millimetres (max)
- Width: 53 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink, faded in parts.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "[Field of the Vine]yard. [? Indiction, Tho]th 6. By Teshne. [Allotment(?) of Paro]ou. George. [Wine:] sixty ['phorai'?]."
Not on display
fair (text worn in parts)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 357 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61114
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