Letter: T-S Ar.39.76

Letter T-S Ar.39.76

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In PGP since 2019

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Business letter in Arabic script. Somewhat crude hand. The sender urges the addressee to purchase 1/2 dinar's worth of Aleppan textiles and 1/4 dinar's worth of purple (arjuwān) textiles. The addressee might be Abū l-Afrāḥ ʿArūs b. Yosef (Aodeh makes this identification and also suggests that the sender is Avraham b. Hillel, cf. T-S Ar.41.108); the Judaeo-Arabic accounts on verso should be checked against ʿArūs's handwriting.