Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is grey in section, the exterior is grooved and bears traces of a light-brown slip and remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, smudged and faded in places, containing part of a letter.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 57 millimetres (max)
- Width: 87 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, smudged and faded in places. Phrases which occur include "the sailors of the ship", from whom perhaps the letter emanates, though written by a "land-agent"; also the addressee "the(?) son of Patarches", the title chartularins and "Apa Basilius".
Inscription TranslationNote by W.E. Crum: "Fragment in which occur 'the sailors of the ship', from whom perhaps the leter emanates, though written by a 'land-agent'; also the addressee 'the(?) son of Patarches', the title chartularius and 'Apa Basilius'."
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 118 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59196
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