Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown ribbed pottery vessel, interior covered with traces of a brown resinous substance, with remains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink on the exterior, worn and faded in places, containing an account of corn.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 88 millimetres (max)
- Width: 126 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn and faded in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Jesus. The camel (of) Heraclamon, the husbandman, 3 'artabae' of corn, 3. Phibamon, the husbandman, to (?) Heraclamon, a sack of corn. John, the . . . . ."
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 138 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59133
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