first half of the fifth centruy BC
ink on leather
written in Official Aramaic
3.2 x 20.5cm (maximum)
The small elongated strip contains two lines from what may have been a legal document or a letter. The script is of an earlier period than the rest of the Aramaic writings in the Khalili Collection.
J. Naveh & S. Shaked, Aramaic Documents from Ancient Bactria (Fourth Century BCE), London 2012, no.B10, pp.170–71.