Ostracon, small fragment from the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, fabric is grey-black in section, interior spotted with a resinous substance and very faint traces of Coptic text written in black ink (?), exterior covered with a red-brown slip and very faint traces of three lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a receipt.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga, 43
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 24 millimetres (max)
- Width: 65 millimetres (max)
Inscription Positionboth sides
Inscription TransliterationInterior: faint traces of Coptic text written in black ink. Exterior: faint traces of three lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: (Beginning of a document addressed to the monastery of Apa Thomas by a bishop.) "The holy [ ] of Sbeht, [through? the] most saintly bishop, Apa Eunom[ius . . . . . ], through me, Thomas, the overseer, [writes to] the holy monastery [of the Rock] of Apa Thomas, through the pious [ . . . . . ], the prior, and Apa [ . . . . . ], the second-in-authority and[ "
Part of 1923,0327.67.a
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 375 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59130
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