List or table: ENA NS 45.8List or table ENA NS 45.8
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Accounts in Judaeo-Arabic in a unique hand yet the paleography helps date the document to the 16th-19th centuries. Below the heading the unit of volume "ardab" or "irdab" appears and the first entry is entitled "אלמביע" indicating a sale of the accompanying items (whose quantity, weight, or prices are indicated in alphanumerical figures). For more information on this unit of volume, see Goitein's brief explanation (Goitein, Mediterranean Society I, 361) though it is crucial to note that this unit persisted beyond the medieval period and in Ottoman-era sources is often transliterated as "ardab" yet it indicates a significantly higher volume of liters per ardab (White, Climate of Rebellion, xv). The same accounting format appears on the document's verso. MCD.