Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is partially black in section, the interior is slightly grooved and covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn and faded in parts, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 51 millimetres (max)
- Width: 44 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, faded and worn in parts.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Thoth 12. Tmounsim. Wine: 64 large measures. Johannes, camel-driver. 1 small measure."
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 229 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
- SB XVIII 13418 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA61084
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