Height: 22.600 cm
Width: 15.600 cm (max.)
Ancient Egypt and Sudan
Ptolemaic period, reign of Ankhwenennefer, 194 BC
An ancient loan agreement
Loan agreements are not a modern invention.
The text was written in the name of King Ankhwenennefer (Greek: Chaonnophris). He was one of two leaders of a revolt against the Ptolemaic rulers in Upper Egypt. They declared themselves kings, and began a period of local rule in the south, from 205 BC, the first year of the reign of Ptolemy V. Ptolemy finally put down the insurgency in 186 BC.
P.W. Pestman, 'Haronnophris and Chaonnophris' in Hundred-gated Thebes-2 (Leiden, 1995), pp. 101-37
R.B. Parkinson and S. Quirke, Papyrus, (Egyptian Bookshelf) (London, The British Museum Press, 1995)
C.A.R. Andrews, Catalogue of demotic papyri in (London, The British Museum Press, 1990)