Counterfeit Papyrus Roll



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. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Discolouration, rather dry, length of twine is tight and cutting into papyrus.