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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Ostracon, fragment of the body of a light-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a self-slip and remains of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, with traces of a further line also surviving, containing a receipt.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 67 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 55 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Remains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
      • Inscription Translation

        Note by W.E. Crum: "A deed of some kind, possibly a declaration. L. 2 shows a place-name, Tmo[u]; l. 3 another, Porf, found in [O.Sarga] 132 and elsewhere."
  • Bibliography

    • Trismegistos 87690 ( bibliographic details
    • Crum & Bell 1922 p.218 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    fair (text faded)

  • 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 379 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)


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