Ostracon, large fragment (two pieces now joined) of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a brown slip and remains of twelve 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: 101 millimetres (max)
- Width: 98 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of twelve lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn and faded in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Be so kind and give 4 sacks of onions to papa John; for he is the . . . . . . As you said, I will not go forth without a cloak, and say to yourself, The brethren will cover you. (So) now give them to him. Give it to mt brother Pgol, from Enoch the steward."
fair (two fragments joined)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 88 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA60763
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