Letter: BL OR 5561B.8

Letter BL OR 5561B.8


Recto and verso: Letter(s) in Arabic script with wide space between the lines. (It is not immediately clear if recto and verso are from the same letter or not.) The text on recto has some unusual features. There is a line in larger script above (a motto? a name?). There is then a word with a horizontal bar spanning an entire line (wa-kutiba?), and the next line is tricky to make out. Then the letter begins (waṣala kitābuka yā shaykhī...). In the left margin at 90 degrees there are the remnants of accounts in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals.