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.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 76 millimetres (max)
- Width: 84 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, very worn.
Inscription TranslationTranslation 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."
fair (text worn and faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 126 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61111
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