Counterfeit Papyrus Roll card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Counterfeit Papyrus Roll


Currently not on display


Pieces of ancient papyrus with Greek and Coptic text wrapped around a stick and bound with linen in modern times. At each end of the stick is a seal impression (seated figure with ankh) made on a red surface. Rolls of this type are known as early as the middle of the nineteenth century. They are made up of miscellaneous pieces of papyri, blank or, if inscribed, too small to sell.