State document: T-S Ar.39.260

State document T-S Ar.39.260



Verso: Document in Arabic script, possibly a petition or report. Refers to government property (amwāl al-sultān) and contains a request to investigate something (bi-an yakshif ʿan...). Might mention "qiṣṣa" in reference to petitioning about the governmental property which was one of the terms used to refer to petitions. Dating: uncertain, but could be Mamlūk based on the date on verso. Needs examination. Recto: Document in Arabic script. It seems a letter or report—but there are also legal elements such as the date mentioned in line 3 (15 Ṣafar 664 AH(?)). Needs examination.