Letter: T-S Ar.41.98

Letter T-S Ar.41.98


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In PGP since 2019


Recto: Letter from ʿAlī b. [...] addressed to Sharaf al-Dīn 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 examination. Verso: Hebrew pen trials, citing Mishna Berakhot 4:7. Also citing Isaac Kinzi's poem יום באתם לחלות (see Davidson, Otzar ha-piyyut, X, no, 1633). Written by Nadiv b. Yiṣḥaq, who signed his name. In the left margin, accounts in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals, probably unrelated to recto. (FGP and AA)