A papyrus fragment from the collection of Zenon, the person in charge of commerce at the time of Apollonius, who was the minister of economy of Ptolemy the Second (284-246 BC.).
Zenon was known for his activity and skill in managing the affairs of Apollonius. In this document it is clear that he was committed to obtain quantities of incense and perfumes, which were imported from Yemen and East Africa.
Perfumes and incense had been imported into Egypt since the time of the Old Kingdom.