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Letter from Akhvamazda to Bagavant and the Magistrates

IA 6 | Bactria

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Title: Letter from Akhvamazda to Bagavant and the Magistrates

Location: Bactria

Materials: ink on leather

Dimensions: 14.6 x 32.2cm

Accession Number: IA 6

Other Notes:

In this draft letter, Akhvamazda, the satrap of Bactria, reproaches Bagavant, the governor of Khulmi, who – against the decree of his master – had extracted taxes from some camel keepers and detained them. He informs Bagavant that he will interrogate him about this matter, and orders him to release the camel keepers and pay them back what he had taken from them.

Script:

written in Official Aramaic

Bibliography:

J. Naveh & S. Shaked, Aramaic Documents from Ancient Bactria (Fourth Century BCE), London 2012, no.A1, pp.64–75.

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