List or table: T-S Ar.39.454

List or table T-S Ar.39.454

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Bifolio of business accounts in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals, listing several names and itemized expenses or revenues. On two of the four pages, there are anecdotes, jokes, and pieces of wisdom, making this a sort of commonplace book. One of the anecdotes/jokes is about a snake who was lying on a thorny bush and was swept away by a current. Someone saw it and said, "This ship is no good, and neither is the sailor!" The one underneath is about a woman being divorced by her husband. Needs further examination.