Voyage of Hanno (Forgery)



Papyrus mounted on card Inscribed in Greek text in 1860 by Constantine Simonides; which he described as being an account of the voyage of Hanno, the 5th/6th century BC Carthagian navigator. The papyrus is most likely ancient but the text is a modern forgery. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Unsuitable mount, object loose in mount, discolouration.