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IA 20, recto & verso
IA 20, recto & verso

Sealed Document Announcing the Dispatch of Sheep

IA 20

Bactria

year 1 of an unspecified reign, possibly that of Alexander the Great, corresponding to 330–29 BC

IA 20, recto & verso
IA 20, closed
IA 20, seal

Sealed Document Announcing the Dispatch of Sheep

IA 20

Bactria

year 1 of an unspecified reign, possibly that of Alexander the Great, corresponding to 330–29 BC

ink on leather; with a clay seal

written in Official Aramaic

7.4 x 23cm

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.

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