Letter: ENA NS 31.13

Letter ENA NS 31.13

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In PGP since 2017

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Business letter. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Ca. 15th century (no earlier thah 1415 CE), as it mentions the currency niṣṣ/nuṣṣ/half (i.e., the muʾayyadī). Also mentions the currency jadīd in the sense of 'not even a penny.' Deals in part with business in wine, with an interesting passage: "I was left a quarter of a human being. The smell of the wine was wafting, and the goy said. . . " Needs further examination.

ENA NS 31.13 1

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ENA NS 31.13 2

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