List or table: T-S Ar.40.39

List or table T-S Ar.40.39



Three bifolios from a notebook of accounts in Arabic script. Mentions dye several times and contains many details about transactions, especially with someone named Abū Wakīm (= the Arabic equivalent of Joachim?). Most of the other names are also unusual for the Geniza and may be Coptic (or Byzantine?): Masīḥ, كسما ,قلتة , بهرة ,فليمن, Rīsha(?), Bayūna(?). Professions are sometimes specified, e.g., mashshāṭī(?) and bayyāʿ. May mention the months Tūt and Barmūda at the top of each page on the image labeled 3r. Merits further examination.