Ostracon, fragment of the body of a brown ribbed pottery vessel, the interior is light-brown in colour and spotted with a dark-brown resinous deposit, exterior covered with a brown-coloured slip and faint traces of at least nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing an invoice.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 146 millimetres (max)
- Width: 114 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationVery faint traces of at least nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "I, brother Cyrus, it is write to my brother Stephen, the steward, (saying,) Lo, 40 'carats' of pickle and 30 pots of . . . . . pickle have I sent you. Month of Athyr 12."
fair (exterior worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 188 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59170
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