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Ostracon, section (three fragments joined) of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, 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 seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing part of a letter.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 173 millimetres (max)
- Width: 117.5 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, writ large.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Joseph the baker came from the vineyard meadow, (saying,) Did not Apa (?) Papnoute the steward say, Give 6 of pure (wine) to the camelherds."
Not on display
fair (three fragments joined)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 110 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA60772
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