Ostracon, large fragment of the body of a light-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the interior is speckled with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in parts, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 105 millimetres (max)
- Width: 114 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, partly worn.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Field of Nesieu. Thoth 3; by Apa Menas from Touo Neaniskon: 1st convoy. Wine, a hundred and seventy-two small measures = wine, 172 small measures only. Written by the humble Menas."
fair (text worn in parts)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 346 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59814
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