Ostracon, fragment from the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, slightly ribbed, fabric grey in section, interior caked with a thick resinous substance, with remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink on the exterior, containing part of a letter.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 118 millimetres (max)
- Width: 105 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "And fill their 'kolathe'(?) with oil for them and their 'hots' with old wine. Give it to Apa Hor, from my brother Papnoute."
This is the conclusion, it seems, of the text on 1923,0327.54 (BM. 55787), though written on the left side of it.
fair (interior very worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 91 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59077
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