Items for a sacrifice (c. 4th century)
"Hens, 4; piglet, 1; eggs, 8; cones, 8; jars of wine, 2; honey, milk, olive
oil, oil of sesame, a small measure of each; flower garlands, 8."—A list
of items for a sacrifice
Addressed to a beneficiarius (a Roman soldier on special assignment), this list
is typical of the items used in religious sacrifice. Written in the Egyptian
month of Hathyr, which corresponds largely to our modern November, these items
were probably requested in relation to an important winter festival.