Letter: T-S Ar.41.98

Letter T-S Ar.41.98


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Letter from ʿAlī b. [...] addressed to Sharaf al-Dīn of apparently requesting clarification of a decree. Full address (unclear where Baker/Polliack got this from): al-malik al-muʿaẓẓam Sharaf al-Dīn, Ayyubid Sultan of Damascus (1218-27?). Needs further examination. On verso there are Hebrew pen trials, citing Mishna Berakhot 4:7. Also citing Yiṣḥaq Kanzi's poem יום באתם לחלות (see Davidson, Oṣar ha-Piyyuṭ, X, no. 1633). Written by Nadiv b. Yiṣḥaq, who signed his name. In the left margin, there is a column of accounts in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals, probably unrelated to recto. (Information in part from FGP.) AA/ASE