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Ostracon, fragment of the body of a brown pottery ribbed vessel, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, exterior covered with a brown-coloured slip and faint traces of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing part of a letter.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 80 millimetres (max)
- Width: 102 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFaint traces of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Phoebam[mon . . . . . A]pa Papnou[te . . . .] write (?) to Stephen [. . . . . the 'la]shane', (saying,) According as [you?] departed yesterday, please ["
fair (text worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 114 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59247
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