Marheswan, year 6 of Artaxerxes III, corresponding to November–December 353 BC
ink on leather
written in Official Aramaic
14.6 x 32.2cm
In this draft letter, Akhvamazda, the satrap of Bactria, reproaches Bagavant, the governor of Khulmi, who – against the decree of his master – had extracted taxes from some camel keepers and detained them. He informs Bagavant that he will interrogate him about this matter, and orders him to release the camel keepers and pay them back what he had taken from them.
J. Naveh & S. Shaked, Aramaic Documents from Ancient Bactria (Fourth Century BCE), London 2012, no.A1, pp.64–75.