Ostracon, fragment of the body of a brown-coloured ribbed pottery vessel with flaring sides, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous substance, scratched away in places, the exterior is covered with a brown-coloured slip and remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a list of provisions.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 91 millimetres (max)
- Width: 113 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now faded in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: ". . .]measure[s?] of seed-corn. 4 [ . . . . . . . . . . . ] of old beans. 4 (?) 'artabae', 23 [ . . . . . ] of lentils [ "
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 149 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59181
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