Tax Receipt for Wine

Ptolemaic Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134

This tax receipt is dated to September 26, 174 BCE. Traditionally, wine was produced in the north and in the oases, but a tax reform during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphos encouraged viticulture around Thebes and Gebelein, in which—according to the text—the tax was paid.

Tax Receipt for Wine, Pottery, ink

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