Legal document: T-S Ar.42.174

Legal document T-S Ar.42.174


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Bill of sale of a slave. In Arabic script. Location: Fustat. Dated: first decade of Ramaḍān 483 AH, which is October/November 1090 CE. Seller: Ḥanūn b. ʿAllūn, the Christian clerk (kātib) in the Dār al-Dībāj (‘residence of the viziers’). Buyer: ʿArūs b. Yosef, a wealthy cloth merchant, many of whose accounts and letters are preserved in the Geniza. The sale is for a Christian woman named Qiwām, who has smallpox scars on her back (though Khan read this as "she has a son," ابن جاري rather than اثر جدري ). Price: 21 dinars. There is a Judaeo-Arabic filing note on verso. (Information from CUDL, Khan, Aodeh, and Craig Perry.)

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