Ostracon, two fragments of the body of a brown-coloured pottery vessel, the fabric is black in section, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous substance, with remains of eleven lines of Coptic text written in black ink on the exterior, now faded in places, containing an order for payment.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 85 millimetres (max)
- Width: 70 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of eleven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, faded in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Give it to Apa Mine (Mena), from Enoch, his father. Be so kind and give 16 'lake' of wine to Apa Pgol and let him take them to the nuns of Labouhot. Makes (total), wine, small 16. Written 1st Thoth, 3rd Indiction. Enoch, I consent."
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 170 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59176
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