List or table: T-S 8J17.21

List or table T-S 8J17.21

Tags

Input date

In PGP since 2018

Description

Bifolio of accounts. Two pages seem to be commercial accounts, mainly recording revenue, in a mixture of Judaeo-Arabic and some Arabic script, mentioning names such as Karīm, Nāṣir, Salāma, Ibn Sabra, Bū ʿUmar. The Ibn Sabra family is known from several 11th-century Geniza documents. (Information in part from CUDL.) The other two pages are written in Arabic script, with sparse Greek/Coptic numerals or other glyphs. These might be state-related, e.g., a mention (on fol. 2v) of 'the mutawallī al-ḥukm' (على ما رزق(؟) بدخول متولي الحكم من . . . في هذين الشهرين) or a section (bottom of fol. 1v) reading "Baramhāt: and the equipment(?) as usual in Ṭūba and Amshīr, from the knights: 16 soldiers" (برمهات والعدة على استقرارها في طوبة وامشير من الفرسان ستة عشر غلاما). Above, on the same page, there is a list of interesting names (of soldiers?), headed "asmāʾ, wa-hum:" Yūsuf b. Yūsuf; Naqīṭa(?) b. Badīs; Badīs al-[...]; Malīḥ(?) b. Dawrak(?); [...] al-Muwallad. "Badīs" suggests Berber or North African origin (e.g., the Berber regiment in Egypt).

T-S 8J17.21 1r

1r

Transcription

Translation

T-S 8J17.21 1v

1v

T-S 8J17.21 2r

2r

T-S 8J17.21 2v

2v
Image Permissions Statement
  • T-S 8J17.21: Provided by Cambridge University Library. Zooming image © Cambridge University Library, All rights reserved. This image may be used in accord with fair use and fair dealing provisions, including teaching and research. If you wish to reproduce it within publications or on the public web, please contact genizah@lib.cam.ac.uk.