Sealed Document Announcing the Dispatch of Sheep

Location: Bactria

Materials: ink on leather; with a clay seal

Dimensions: 7.4 x 23cm

Accession Number: IA 20

Other Notes:

Acquired into the Collection unopened, the document was opened for photography and re-sealed. It is preserved in its entirety and is clearly legible. Addressed to a superior officer, it announces the dispatch of 40 sheep.


written in Official Aramaic


J. Naveh & S. Shaked, Aramaic Documents from Ancient Bactria (Fourth Century BCE), London 2012, no.C2, pp.187–91.