Credit instrument or private receipt: T-S Ar.35.201

Credit instrument or private receipt T-S Ar.35.201



Receipt in Arabic script. Location: Cairo or Fustat. Dated: before Muḥarram 561 AH, which is late 1165 CE. For Bū Najm Hilāl b. Mūsā al-Ḥarīrī. 'What remains to him' of dyed silk (al-ḥarīr al-muṣabbagh) and wariq dirhams. There is then a first person declaration that 'I have received from him two months [of rent?].' The scribe's name (and several generations of his ancestry) appears in the penultimate line but is dificult to read. Maʿānī or Maʿālī?