State document: T-S Ar.35.383

State document T-S Ar.35.383

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In PGP since 2019


Official report to an amīr who is addressed with many titles (al-muʾayyad al-manṣūr al-amīr Shihāb al-Dīn ʿumdat al-dawla etc.). The sender reports that he arrived in Dhū [...] and met with the secretary al-Makīn... Abū l-ʿIzz, who said that he intended to travel to the 'victorious' army encampment (al-mukhayyam al-manṣūr). The sender asks for the addressee's instructions, and whether he has sent the ships for the shipment of colocasia (qulqās). (The word qalʿa/fortress also seems to appear here, and ḥaml can mean "campaign" as well as "shipment"; needs further study.) Reused on recto for Hebrew writing exercises with Tiberian vocalisation.