Ostracon, fragment of the body of a light-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially pale-grey in section, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and remains of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing an account of uncertain nature.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 93 millimetres (max)
- Width: 74 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn and smudged in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "The 9th of Epeiph: for Phoebammon, (of) the district of Siut, and(?) [Asa]rias, the camelherd, . . . . . "
fair (text smudged in places)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 154 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA60767
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