About this object

Pottery ostracon inscribed with four lines of Greek text. Dated 28 October AD 171. Destroyed in the Second World War. A handwritten note in archive records the dimensions as 56 x 66 mm; and that there are five lines of text.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elephantine
  • Date made
    171 AD
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Professor Aylward Manley Blackman, 1936
  • Collector
    Aylward Manley Blackman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elephantine
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    81 mm x 67 mm x 14 mm
  • Related people
    Aylward Manley Blackman ( Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Aylward Manley Blackman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1936-09-18
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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