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Ostracon, fragment from the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, fabric is black in section, with remains of twelve lines of Coptic text written in black ink on the exterior, smudged in places, and containing an order for payment.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 169 millimetres (max)
- Width: 116 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of 12 lines of Coptic text written in black ink, smudged in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Give it to Apa Mine (Mena), from Apa Enoch. Be so kind and give 20 small 'lahe' of wine to Irene, the nun. Written 20th Mesore. Makes (total), wine, small 20. Lest you should be contentious, I have subscribed with my hand. Enoch, I consent. Written by me, Phoebammon"
fair (text smudged in places)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 168 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59107
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