Legal document: ENA 2712.10 + T-S NS 320.111

Legal document ENA 2712.10 + T-S NS 320.111


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Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi (active 1000–38 CE). Two fragments from the top. Seems to be the resolution/settlement of a partnership dispute between India traders. The parties are Eliyya b. Shelaḥya (שלחיה, a rare name) who is possibly a ḍā[min] and Abū l-Surūr Peraḥya b. Shelomo ha-Levi. Mentions 2000 of something; coral; Yemen ([diyā]r al-Yaman); either the weight "al-fill" (1/100 of a farāsila, see Friedman, Dictionary, p. 697 and Goitein and Friedman, India Traders, p. 590 n. 30, 645 n. 8) or "al-full" (jasmine); a dispute between two men, one of whom claims that the other mixed something in the total [...]; and a sum of 18 (and 1/4) dinars. On verso there are a few words, also in Ḥalfon's hand: "10 years and 3 months...." (A previous description said that there is also a Zekharya ha-Levi mentioned in this document.) This document is related to T-S NS 320.54 (PGPID 8673); may even be a join. The same two parties also appear in T-S 8J11.12 (PGPID 16210), which is dated 1123/24 CE. AA/ASE. Join: Alan Elbaum.

ENA 2712.10 recto




ENA 2712.10 verso

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