Ostracon, large fragment of the body of a brown ribbed pottery vessel, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous material, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and remains of nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in parts, containing a receipt.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 122 millimetres (max)
- Width: 135 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in parts.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Nesieu. Thoth 3, 3rd convoy. Wine, forty-six lakka = wine, 46 'lak.', and 80 (sic) 'cnidia'. Kal( ) son of Pecysius: thirty 'cnidia' and 3 large measures = 30 'cn.' and 3 small measures only. Grand total, 46 'lak.' and 38 'cn.' and 3 small measures. 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 347 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59330
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