Ostracon, fragment of the body of a pale-red pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is grey in section, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now very worn and faded, containing an order for payment.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 70 millimetres (max)
- Width: 56 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn and faded in parts.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Give 2 'hots' of wine to Apa Serne. (From) Apa Hor, the . . . . ."
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 179 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA60816
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