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Ostracon, fragment of the body of a large red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is black in section, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 102 millimetres (max)
- Width: 108 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink, faded and smudged in parts.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "[Th]oth 20. Thallou. Wine: 100 small measures. Large measures. Cyriacus, camel-driver." [Note: no number is written after 'large measures'.]
fair (text faded and smudged)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 325 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61088
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