Ostracon, section (two fragments joined) of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a brown-coloured slip and remains of ten 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: 83 millimetres (max)
- Width: 142 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of ten lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: " . . . and the . . . . . honey, they (?) write to the council of the monastery of Apa Thomas, though Apa Germanus, the agent, (saying,) Lo, 15 'hats' of wine we have received from you, on account of the tax of the fields of Tahomo, for the crop of the 1st Indiction. For an assurance therefore to you I have drawn up this deed and assent thereto. Written Thoth 9, Indiction 1. Phoebammon, humble agent, I assent to the deed, as it is set forth."
This receipt is exceptional, being a tax-receipt with the date inserted, as usual in such documents, at the end of the body of .the receipt, and, following it, a signature. It is a receipt for wine paid as tax by the monastery through its prior, or agent. A tax-receipt of different form is 1923,0327.113 (O.Sarga 369).
fair (text worn - two fragments joined)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 344 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59250
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