Letter: ENA NS 20.5Letter ENA NS 20.5
Input dateIn PGP since 2017
Letter from an unknown writer, possibly in Abū Qīr, addressed to Fustat, al-ʿAṭṭārīn, the shop of Muslim/Musallam al-Kaʿkī. Written in Judaeo-Arabic with the address in Arabic script. Dating: Possibly 11th or early 12th century, based on the trade emporia named. Deals with business in mats (? anṭāʿ). The writer mentions Abū l-Surūr traveling to al-Mahdiyya, Tripoli (Libya), and Byzantium. He complains about the capitation tax and his poor fortune in business. Needs further examination.