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Military ration token

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This slender cone resembles similarly shaped loaves of bread. It could be fastened to another object by means of wooden tenons inserted through a series of holes.The inscription concerns deliveries of provisions for the Egyptian troops stationed in the fortress of Uronarti.


From Uronarti Island, Halfa Province, Room F5 of the fort. May, 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 1980–1630 B.C.

Object Place

Halfa Province, Egypt


Height x diameter: 22.5 x 4.5 cm (8 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, stucco


The Ancient World


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