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Byzantine Period Pottery: UC 62760

Pottery ostracon, sherd from a flat dish of 'African Red Slip' ware or an imitation (perhaps 'Cypriot Red Slip'), with six and eight lines of Coptic on one side in two hands, being an exercise in writing Coptic letters.

'Cypriot Red Slip' was produced on Cyprus and exported mainly to the neighbouring coastal regions. The fabric is very fine and smooth. There is a thin slip coating, while the vessels are thick walled. The finishing is poor.

UC 62760


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