Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown ribbed pottery vessel, interior covered with traces of a brown resinous substance, with remains of nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink on the exterior, faded in places, containing text of religious nature.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 68 millimetres (max)
- Width: 96 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink, faded in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost. [Saint?] Peter. The seven . . . . . martyrs of Thône and the [ ] Apa Thomas and Apa [Peter] and Apa Joseph and A[pa Anoup] and Apa Pamoun [ ] and Apa Justus [ and] Apa Am[."
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 54 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59134
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