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Title: Two Archives of Ostraka from Ain es-Sabil
Author(s): MAHMOUD MASOUD, D. , AST, Rodney , BAGNALL, Roger S.
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 58    Date: 2021   
Pages: 87-134
DOI: 10.2143/BASP.58.0.3289948

Abstract :
Excavations by the Islamic and Coptic Inspectorate of Antiquities for the Dakhla Oasis at a small settlement about two kilometers from Kellis have through 2019 yielded two small archives of ostraka from houses. The larger of these, belonging to a man named Tithoes, has many connections with the papyri (both Greek and Coptic) and ostraka from Kellis. Both contain receipts, orders, and accounts concerning agricultural produce, including oil, wine, hay, and chickens. They are probably to be dated to the third quarter of the fourth century CE.

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