Ostracon, fragment of the body and rim-section of a orange-red pottery vessel with slightly convex sides and an everted ledge-rim, the fabric is partially pink in section, the exterior, which is finely grooved, is covered with a light-brown slip and remains of eight (7 + 1) lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing an account of uncertain nature.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 79 millimetres (max)
- Width: 97 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of eight (7 + 1) lines of Coptic text written in black ink. l. 8 gives a total, and of ll. 4-7 the beginnings may be preserved; though it is possible (though less likely) that the fragment contains only the ends of lines. The figures at the beginning of the lines may be either days of the month or pages of the daybook.
Inscription TranslationNote by W.E. Crum: "In its present state this fragment is obscure. … The occurrence of lit(rai) rules out wine or other liquid substance. The figures at the beginning of the lines may be either days of the month or pages of the daybook."
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 155 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61110
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