Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is thickly caked with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of twelve 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: 99 millimetres (max)
- Width: 93 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of twelve lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Apa Justus [it] is writes to Papnoute, (saying,) Send us 6 . . . . . of bread and a 'hots' of vinegar and a 'hots' of pickle and 2 'pharos' of 'sorouton' wine for my father. And send us other 10 'phoros' of new wine. And add 10 'xestes' of . . . . . wine to each one."
fair (text worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 186 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA60758
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