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Ostracon, fragment from the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is grey in section, interior covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, with remains of sixteen lines of Coptic text written in black ink on the exterior, containing an order for payment.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 142 millimetres (max)
- Width: 98 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of 16 lines of Coptic text written in black ink, worn in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Give it to Apa Mine (Mena), from Enoch his father. Be so kind and give 11 small 'lahe' of wine to Apa Peter [son of?] Pargamos, that he may [take them ?] to the dwelling of Apa Macarius. Makes (total), wine, small 11. Lest you should [be] contentious, I have subscribed with my hand. Written 20th Mesore. Enoch, I consent. Written by me, Phoebammon"
fair (text worn - two pieces joined)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 169 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59125
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