Ostracon, fragment (two pieces joined) of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is relatively coarse and grey in section, the interior is slightly grooved, with very faint traces of nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink on the exterior, containing an order for payment.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 99 millimetres (max)
- Width: 109 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationVery faint traces of nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Enoch [it is writes] to my brother Thomas, (saying,) Be so obliging and give [a] 'phoros' of wine and a 'lahe' to master Pe[. . . . .] Makes, wine, 1 'phoros'. 1st Indiction, month Thoth 1, [. . . .] 12th Indiction, beginning. Enoch, I consent."
fair (exterior worn - two pieces joined)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 173 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59189
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