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.