Ostracon, fragment of the body of a brown-coloured pottery vessel, the fabric is black in section, with remains of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink on the exterior, now smudged and faded, containing a contract for work.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga, 8?
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 68 millimetres (max)
- Width: 67 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now smudged and faded in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "The agreement [. . . . .] this year [. . . give] you as your wage [. . . . .] 24 'ar[tabae' of corn and . . . . .] of barley and a [. . . . . and] an 'artaba' of dates and 14 [."
fair (exterior worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 163 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59175
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