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A grain account in the Swansea Wellcome Collection (T. Swansea W552)

Martina Minas-Nerpel

Pages 9 - 15

A grain account, dating to the late Ptolemaic or Roman period and inscribed on a wooden tablet, is kept in the Egypt Centre of Swansea University (United Kingdom). It details the seed-grain that has been distributed to the arable land in a specific month. Two categories of grain are mentioned, sw and šbnnꜢ. The latter, probably related to šbn, ‘grain’, is not attested in this form in any Demotic text so far.


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