State document: T-S Ar.39.481

State document T-S Ar.39.481

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Recto: Fragment of a state document, probably Fatimid. In Arabic script, chancery hand, huge letters, wide (but variable) space between the lines. The basmala appears twice, and one line begins, "Qāla Amīr al-Muʾminīn..." Verso: Also a state document; the relationship to recto is not clear. Opens with a reference to an employee of the treasury (al-mustakhdam fī bayt al-māl al-maʿmūr) and possibly the date Ṣafar 548 AH, which would be 1153 CE, and then the funds of Dīwān al-Abwāb.