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An ostrakon is a reused fragment of pottery or stone and can contain notes, sketches, receipts or letters. The example here is a letter in Saidic Coptic from the priest Markos to a holy father, begging him to send incense through a certainn Kyriakos, as arranged. Body sherd, with 14 lines of Coptic on one side and 3 lines inside, in black ink
circa A.D. 401 A.D. 600