Letter: T-S Ar.34.186

Letter T-S Ar.34.186



Recto: Letter of appeal. In Judaeo-Arabic. In the name of a woman who is 'cut off and my husband is absent.' Also mentions her son, 2 dirhams a month, and a ḥukm (a court case?). The scribe has a very distinctive אל; probably the same scribe who wrote Halper 466; see Penn catalog (https://openn.library.upenn.edu/Data/0002/html/h466.html) and further references there. On verso there may be the remnants of a chancery document (just one or two enormous letters).