Ostracon, fragment (four pieces joined - incorporating 1923,0327.413) of the body of a buff-coloured pottery vessel, the exterior is widely grooved and covered with a cream-coloured slip and remains of fourteen lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now very worn in places, containing part of a letter.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 222 millimetres (max)
- Width: 215 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of fourteen lines of finely Coptic text written in black ink, now very worn in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Indeed I know that [I have importuned ?] your most saintly lord fathership many a time and you have borne with my needs and our burdens. I entreat your most saintly fathership regarding this also (and) that you would complete your charity, in accordance with your great benevolence that you have toward my humility. For I know that I have been bold in writing to your most saintly, revered fathership, beyond my deserts. But grant me indulgence in this matter also and instruct me what is fitting by your sweet teaching. (From) Theona, the . . . . ."
From same pot as 1923,0327.413.
fair (four pieces joined)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 109 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
Ostracon, fragment (four pieces joined - incorporating 1923,0327.82) of the body of a buff-coloured pottery vessel, the exterior is widely grooved and covered with a cream-coloured slip and remains of fourteen lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now very worn in places, containing part of a letter.
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Object reference number: YCA59172
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