WAX TABLET, STYLUS & ERASER

MS 608
MS Short Title WAX TABLET, STYLUS & ERASER
Text
  1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF A LOAN FROM VICTOR SON OF PHOIBAMMON TO A FARMER SON OF ALPHUAS, BOTH FROM THE ESTATE TAL- IN OXYRHYNCHUS
  2. MULTIPLICATION TABLE
  3. UNIDENTIFIED TEXT
Description MS in Greek on wax, Cheikh Fadl, Egypt, ca. 600, 1 wooden wax tablet, 21x11 cm, (18x8 cm), 9+4(?)+3 lines in Greek cursive script, with the original writing stylus of bronze.
Binding England, before 1988, wooden box.
Context The tablet has originally been part of a codex of tablets. It is pierced with 4 holes for strings to be bound in concertina-folded format.
Provenance 1. Moen Collection, Baarn, Holland, inv.HT4, (1970s-1980); 2. Charles Ede Cat. "Writing & Lettering in Antiquity", 12(1988):30; 3. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London, March 1990.
Commentary Text 1 published by P.J. Sijpesteijn in Stud. Pap. 21. Text 2 published by H. Harrauer & P.J. Sijpesteijn: Neue Texte aus dem antiken Unterricht, in Mitt. Pap. Ost. Nat. NS XV (1985).
Place of origin Egypt
Dates ca 600 AD

Location