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Item:372809085234Roman/Egyptian Coptic Linen Fragment Circa 5th-6th Century AD It is a fragment, however it is in excellent condition considering its 1500+ year age. Get your piece of rare early Christian history today! The Copts are an ethnic/religious group that inhabit parts of modern day Egypt and surrounding northern Africa countries. It is believed that they are descended from Jews living in the area at the time that were converted to Christianity in the early part of the 2nd century. These "Coptic Linens" were used as adornment and were a prized possession. Linens are included in many period burial sites. In the linen design you can see the amalgamation of Islamic, Native Egyptian, Christian and Jewish themes. More examples can be found on the Met Museum website. Size: 45x 55mm or about 3x 1.5inches Why Choose Us: The Time Machine has been on eBay since 1995! Mark E. Reid, Ed. D has owned the company for over 40 years. His extensive numismatic experience as well as ancient artifact experience has let him pick out only the best pieces from collections and suppliers around the world. He now operates his company online through eBay and Vcoins as well as through various coin and artifact shows throughout the United States and abroad. His son Harrison has now joined in an apprenticeship to learn the business. Shipping Information Domestic: Free USPS First Class ShippingInternational: $9.99 to most international locationsWe do not ship to: Israel, Syria, Iran, North Korea Combining Shipments: We can combine shipments based on size and weight. If you combine a free shipping item and a paid shipping item, you will only pay shipping on the item that requires paid shipping. If you want to combine international shipments, please send us a message before payment. Returns We try to give the most accurate pictures and description possible to avoid returns. As such we have a less than 1% return rate. We only accept returns if the item does not match the description and pictures given. Questions? Comments? We deal with all eBay related questions and concerns through the eBay messaging system. We will return your message within 48 hours excluding holidays.
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Coptic Linen Fragment Early Egypt Christian 4th to 5th Century AD