Ostracon, fragment of the body of a brown pottery ribbed vessel, interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous material, the exterior is covered with brown-coloured slip and remains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now smudged and faded in places, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga, 40
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 91 millimetres (max)
- Width: 85 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink, smudged and worn in places.
Inscription TranslationNote by W.E. Crum: "Fragment in which 2 (or 3) 'litra' of 'pure' (? wine) are mentioned; also the 'ship-caulkers' and possibly (l. 7) 'the potters'."
fair (text smudged and faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 377 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59191
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