Ostracon, fragment of the body section of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous material, exterior covered with a brown-coloured slip and remains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 99 millimetres (max)
- Width: 88 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Field of Nesieu. Thoth 1, 2nd convoy; by Apa Menas from Toud Neaniskon; wine, a hundred and twenty-four 'phorai' = wine, 124 ph. only. Written by the humble Menas."
fair (text worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 345 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59355
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