Ostracon, fragment of the shoulder section of a brown-coloured pottery ribbed vessel, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous substance, the exterior is covered with a brown-coloured slip and bears traces of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 94 millimetres (max)
- Width: 108 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFaint traces of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: . . . Papnoute [. . . . .] Phoebammon [. . . . .] 'xestes' of oil [. . . my] brother Enoch, the steward [
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 378 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59197
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