Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the exterior is covered with a brown slip and faint traces of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga, 80?
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 73 millimetres (max)
- Width: 84 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFaint traces of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Hathyr 6, village of Plebiow, by Mathias and Pkou. Thallou (?), 1st convoy: wine, 40 large measures only = forty. Written by Colluthus."
fair (text worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 212 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59335
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