Ostracon, section (two fragments) of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing an order for payment.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 98 millimetres (max)
- Width: 129 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in parts.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Give 3 'phoros' of wine of the southern vineyard to (?) the potters. Give it to Apa Hor, from Papnoute, the steward."
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 178 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA60769
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