ostracon / bowl
Ostracon, fragment of the rim and body of a red pottery bowl with slightly flaring sides and an everted and turned rim, the fabric is relatively coarse and covered with traces of a thin light-brown or cream-coloured slip, remains of eight thinly scrawled lines of Coptic text written on the exterior in black ink contain an account of fodder.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 102 millimetres (max)
- Width: 120 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of eight lines of thinly scrawled Coptic text written in black ink. After 1. 6 are 2 lines, wherein only a few characters are legible.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "John, the camelherd, for fodder (for?) Shmoun: 5 sacks, 16 'artabae' of fodder (in exchange) for the wine of Plalenhoire. Written 21st of Epeiph, 9th, Indiction."
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 139 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59132
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