Ostracon, small fragment of the body of a brown pottery ribbed vessel, with remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink on the exterior, possibly containing a table of fractions.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 57 millimetres (max)
- Width: 36 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationNote by W.E. Crum: "It is not certain that this is really … a table of faractions (the integral numbers divided in ll. 4 and 5 are higher than elsewhere, and l. 6 does not very well suit the hypothesis); but on the whole it seems likely."
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Rain.UnterrichtKopt. 328 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
- O.Sarga 28 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59205
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