About this object

Ostracon with Coptic text. A wine and vinegar account between monks, one of whom being "Brother Mena". 10 lines of writing, lines 5-9 nearly obliterated. Found by Thomas Dyer-Edwardes in Western Thebes.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    600 AD about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of Gloucester City Museum, 1953
  • Collector
    Thomas Dyer-Edwardes
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
    1920 before
  • Measurements
    145 mm x 115 mm
  • Note
    In the archive there is correspondance between Dyer-Edwards and W E Crum (dated 21st and 23rd August 1920).
  • Related people
    Thomas Dyer-Edwardes ( Collector); Gloucester City Museum ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Gloucester City Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1953
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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