Ostracon, fragment of the body of a large red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the interior is thickly coated with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a self-slip and remains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now very smudged, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 96 millimetres (max)
- Width: 84 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, smudged.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Field of the Vineyard. 9th indiction, Thoth 6. [By] Teshne. Allotment(?) of Paroou, [.] convoy. Wine: 26 =twenty-six 'phor(ai)'."
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 356 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61108
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