Letter: ENA 1628.56

Letter ENA 1628.56

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Letter from Yefet b. Menashshe to his brother Peraḥya. Fragment (upper left corner). In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in both Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic script. Yefet has purchased a quarter-mann of muql (this refers either to the gum resin called bdellium OR to the edible fruit of the doum palm — see Bos et al, Marwān Ibn Janāḥ, entries 294, 521, and 1044). He gives instructions regarding what to purchase, including sorrel seed (bizr ḥummāḍ), and what not to purchase.

ENA 1628.56 recto

recto

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ENA 1628.56 verso

verso
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