Ostracon, large fragment of the body of a pale-red pottery vessel, interior slightly grooved, exterior covered with a cream-coloured slip and remains of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, very worn in parts, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 106 millimetres (max)
- Width: 86 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, very worn in parts.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Field of Nesieu. Thoth, 5th intercalary day, 3rd convoy, by Apa Menas. Wine, forty 'phorai'. Ditto, the same, forty-six. Ditto, the same, forty-six. Grand total 132 only. Written by Menas."
fair (text worn and faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 353 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59876
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