Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is grey in section, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous substance, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and remains of three lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now smudged, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 51 millimetres (max)
- Width: 78 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of three lines of Coptic text written in black ink, smudged in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Thoth 10. By Con[stantine]. 48 large mesaures (and) […] small measures. […]"
fair (text smudged)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 331 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA60771
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