Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown coloured pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is red-black in section, the exterior is covered with a brown-coloured slip and remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, very worn in places, and containing an order for payment.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 69 millimetres (max)
- Width: 92 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, very worn in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Apa Enoch writes to papa Kolthe, (saying,) the . . . . . wine, set it to the account of papa P[ . . . "
fair (exterior worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 185 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59190
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