Name tag for a mummy

The holes entirely through this wooden name tag would have been used to attach the tag to a wrapped mummy.

If you turn the object entirely around, you can see it is carved on both sides in a similar Greek text. The text tells us that the tag had been placed on the body of a man named Apollinarios, who was the son of a wool merchant.

  • Catalogue no: UC28077

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