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Document Details :
Title: A Demotic Business Letter
Subtitle: O. Brux. E 354
Author(s): DEPAUW, M.
Journal: Orientalia Lovaniensia Periodica
Volume: 26 Date: 1995
A complete ostracon, 15.6 cm high and 10.1 cm wide. Only the top side of the verso is slightly damaged, which causes a small loss of text in the first two lines. It is somewhat strange that the writing of the recto is smaller than that of the verso. More often the scribe writes too big in the beginning and the writing is cramped at the end. The handwriting and the repeated mentioning of the isionomos make sure, however, that recto and verso belong to the same letter. The ostracon can be dated to the Ptolemaic period on the basis of both handwriting and formulae.