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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 102 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 108 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Remains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink, faded and smudged in parts.
      • Inscription Translation

        Translation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "[Th]oth 20.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'.]
  • Bibliography

    • Trimestigos 36465 ( bibliographic details
    • Crum & Bell 1922 p.192 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    fair (text faded and smudged)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • O.Sarga 325 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)


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