Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is grey in section, the interior is encrusted with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with red-brown slip and remains of three lines of Coptic text written in black ink with two lines of cord-marked decoration beneath, containing an account of dates (fruit).
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 79 millimetres (max)
- Width: 90 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of three lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "The account of the dried dates from the southern meadow: 307."
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 134 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA60811
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