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Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially black in section, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of four (3 + 1) lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now smudged in parts, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 63 millimetres (max)
- Width: 75 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of four (3 + 1) lines of Coptic text written in black ink, smudged.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Thoth 11. Thall(ou). Wine: 56 large measures (and) -- small measures. Johannes, camel-driver." [Note: there is no numeral following 'small measures'.]
Not on display
fair (text smudged)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 240 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61109
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