Ostracon, rim-fragment (two pieces joined) from a coarse red pottery vessel (cylindrical body with everted rim), exterior and interior covered with a light-brown slip, with remains of at least twelve lines of Coptic text written in black ink on the exterior and a further nine lines on the interior, containing an account of corn.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 113 millimetres (max)
- Width: 179 millimetres (max)
Inscription Positionboth sides
Inscription TransliterationRemains of at least twelve lines of Coptic text written in black ink on one side and a further nine lines on the other side, both texts are faded and smudged in places.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Tsone, the daughter of Phane, 1 'oipe' (and) a half-tenth. Rebecca, the wife of David, 2 'oipe'. Tbekke 1 'oipe' and a [ . . . . . ]ama, the daughter of Apa Victor, 1 'maaje' and a half. Mariham, the wife of the son of George, the son of Lachelos, [ . . . . . ], the oil dealer, a half-tenth. Tanaste, the daughter [of . . . . . the] builder. Tirene, the . . . . . , 1'maaje'. [ . . . . . ] . . . Philocalios, [may?] God [(6) forgive him] — Macrobius . . . ."
fair (text very faded - two pieces joined)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 129 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59082
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