State document: T-S 12.491

State document T-S 12.491

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In PGP since 2020


State document, decree, in Arabic script. Mentions the year '44, probably [4]44 AH, which would be 1052. The decree seems to be issued in response to a petition by two people (state officials?) who are known by their longstanding loyalty and devotion (istattabba) and their will to join something "واستبصروا شدي في انخراط". The exact request isn't known due to the fragmentary nature of the document but it could be a positive response to their will to join something. The blank space on recto and verso was reused for Judaeo-Arabic court records (see separate PGP record).

T-S 12.491 recto



Yusuf Umrethwala, unpublished editions (n.p., 2023).


  1. المحل بظاهر الرس(؟) يوم الاثنين لعشر بقين في رجب

  2. سنة اربع واربعين وقد استتب هذين في سلوك

  3. نهج الطاعة والولاء واستبصروا شدي في انخراط