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Pottery ostracon inscribed with a Coptic letter from a woman named Tagapê to a man named Andreas together with his children. Faint traces of two lines, now illegible are written on the interior of the sherd; on the exterior, are twelve lines of text with an interlinear addition between lines 5 and 6. While lines 1 and 2 specifically address ‘Andreas and his daughter,’ the interlinear text suggests that the matter at hand––the provision of money and seed––involves all of his children.
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Height: 116 millimetres ((max))
Thickness: 12 millimetres ((max))
Width: 75 millimetres ((max))
- Curator's comments
- The ostracon itself is a fragment of a Nile Valley LRA. For LRA7 Nile Valley amphora (late 4th–7th/8th century AD with some examples into the early Islamic period), see Keay & Williams 2005: LRA7.
Keay, S. and D. Williams. 2005. Roman amphorae: A digital resource. University of Southampton. http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/amphora_ahrb_2005/, last accessed October 2011.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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