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  • Description

    Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red pottery vessel, the fabric is relatively coarse and light-grey in section, the interior is slightly grooved and covered with a cream-coloured deposit, the exterior is covered with a red slip and remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now much worn, containing an account of wine.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 76 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 84 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, very worn.
      • Inscription Translation

        Translation by W.E. Crum: "Account of wine. Large 'cnidia' from jar 4, 3. Large 'cnidia' from jar 3, 2; from jar 2, 7. Small 'cnidia' from jar 1. Small and large, of the original stock (?), 74."
  • Bibliography

    • Trismegistos 36329 ( bibliographic details
    • Crum & Bell 1922 p.114-115 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    fair (text worn and faded)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • O.Sarga 126 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)


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