Ostracon, large fragment of the shoulder section of buff-coloured pottery convex vessel, the interior is slightly grooved, the exterior is covered with a red-brown coloured slip and bears the remains of ten lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a table of fractions.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga, 70
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 121 millimetres (max)
- Width: 157 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of ten lines of Coptic text written in black ink. Text contains tabels of numbers.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: “1/7 : 1/4 of 1/7 = [1/28 ? . . . ] (1/7 of) 1 = 1/7, of 2 – 1/4 1/28, of 3 = 1/3 1/14 1/42, of 4 = 1/2 1/14, of 5 = 2/3 1/21, of 6 – 1/2 1/3 1/42, of 7 = 1, of 8 = 1 1/7, of 9 = 1 1/4 1/28 . . .”
fair (exterior worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Rain.UnterrichtKopt. 323 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
- O.Sarga 24 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59202
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