Ostracon, large fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially black in section, the interior is thickly covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in parts, and containing portions of a letter.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 151 millimetres (max)
- Width: 121 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Esaias it is writes to his pious brother Papnoute, the steward, (saying), Let your fraternity [ ] the camels [ ] their price [ ."
fair (text smudged)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 97 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA60765
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