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Coptic ostrakon


Coptic ostrakon, 10 March 601
Turin, Museo delle Antichità Egizie, Cat. 7134

This sliver of limestone has been written on in Coptic on both faces. The author is Petros, an administrator of the temple at Djeme, near Thebes. He notes that an eclipse of the Sun occurred at midday on the 14th day of the month of Phamenoth in the 4th Indiction, corresponding to 10 March in the year 601.