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Ostracon, fragment of the body of a large red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially black in section, the interior is spotted with a yellow-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 120 millimetres (max)
- Width: 87 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now faded.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Mesore 26. 40 'thallia', 80 artabas of wheat, by Enoch the deaf man. Horus: correct."
Being restudied by J. Cromwell.
Not on display
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 207 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
- SB XVIII 13390 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61091
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