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.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 67 millimetres (max)
- Width: 55 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationNote 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."
Not on display
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 379 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA60814
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