Ostracon, fragment of the body of a brown-coloured ribbed pottery vessel, the interior is slightly grooved and covered with an almost black resinous deposit, exterior covered with a brown-coloured slip and remains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now worn in places, and containing an order for payment.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 53 millimetres (max)
- Width: 56 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now worn in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Give it to my brother [. . . . .], from Enoch, his [father. Be so] kind and give [. . . . .] 'artabae' of dates to ["
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 183 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59185
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