About this object

Triangular sherd from a red ware ceramic vessel, inscribed with ten lines of Greek text that form a reciept for poll tax (head tax/capitation tax) and other taxes. From ancient Syene (Aswan). Marked BL.1 in blue pencil.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Aswan
  • Date made
    129 AD - 130 AD about
  • Materials
    Pottery ; Ink
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Professor Aylward Manley Blackman, 1936
  • Collector
    Aylward Manley Blackman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Aswan
  • Date collected
    1936 before
  • Measurements
    67 mm x 81 mm x 14 mm
  • Related people
    Aylward Manley Blackman ( Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media

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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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