Ostracon, fragment of the body of a brown ribbed pottery vessel, the fabric is grey in section, interior spotted with a brown resinous substance, exterior covered with a red/brown slip and remains of eleven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now faded, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga, 40?
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 119 millimetres (max)
- Width: 61 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of eleven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now very faded.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "In God's name, Phasei . . . 5th convoy, by Pcyllius (?), by Pamoun, by John, by Victor, by Senuthius, camel-drivers (?), 44 'thallia', 88 artabas of wheat. Written Epeiph 13, 3rd indiction."
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 368 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59211
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