About this object

Roughly rectangular sherd of thin walled ware with eight lines of Greek text in black ink. A tax receipt written in Greek from two tax collectors called Aibontios Niger and Pachnumi. Dated to 19 June AD 175 during the reign of Gaius Avidius Cassius, a Roman usurper who briefly ruled Egypt and Syria in AD 175.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    175 AD
  • Materials
    Pottery ; Ink
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of Gloucester City Museum
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1925 before
  • Measurements
    70 mm x 106 mm x 15 mm
  • Note
    Within the archive is an undated letter between Mrs Tidswell and J. Herbert Walker of 55 Fitzroy Road, London. Herbery Walker provides a translation of the inscription.
  • Related people
    Gloucester City Museum ( Previous owner); Tidswell ( Collector, previous owner)

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Previous owners

  • Gloucester City Museum

    Owned from: 1925
    How acquired: Donation
    Owned until: 1953
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Tidswell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1925
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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