Military ration token

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I
1844–1797 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Uronarti, Fort Room 5


Height x width x depth: 15.6 x 9.8 x 3.1 cm (6 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood (Common Ash, Fraxinus excelsior) and painted plaster

Not On View


The Ancient World


Tools and equipment

Triangular, flat and tapering, bearing hieroglyphic inscription, including the numeral 60. Bored with three holes, one of which is plugged with wood.


From Uronarti Island, Halfa Province. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition