Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, interior spotted with a dark-brown resinous deposit, exterior covered with a red-brown slip and faint traces of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a receipt for barley, perhaps intended for the consignor.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 88 millimetres (max)
- Width: 66 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFaint traces of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Heraclammon. + 2nd convoy by […] by Victor […] Barley: […] 'thallia'. + Month: Paoni […]"
fair (exterior worn and text worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 367 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59241
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