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Ostracon, fragment from the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, fabric is grey-black in section, interior spotted with a resinous substance, exterior covered with a red/brown slip and remains of nine lines of Coptic text finely written in black ink, containing an order for payment.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 128 millimetres (max)
- Width: 109.5 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of 9 lines of finely Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Give it to Apa Mine (Mena), from Apa Enoch, his father. Be so kind and give 3 'phores' of wine and 15 small 'lahe' of wine to my brother John, the . .. . smith. Makes (total), wine, large 3, small 15. Written 1st Thoth, 3rd fndiction. Enoch (2), I consent. Written by me, Phoebammon".
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 171 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59128
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