Letter: T-S Ar.39.188

Letter T-S Ar.39.188

Input date

In PGP since 2019

Description

Mercantile letter in Arabic script. Dating: Probably 11th or 12th century. The sender mentions requesting the 'marsūm' and something which came out to 700 dirhams; 21 'fingers' of something; the qāḍī Fakhr al-Dīn; how the 'ḥāmila' is delayed; and "if the government..." (law kān al-sulṭān...). On verso there are jottings and pen trials in Hebrew, Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic.