State document: T-S Ar.42.211

State document T-S Ar.42.211



Petition or a report, from a group of people to al-ʿĀḍid (cf. formulae in T-S Ar.51.107). Mentions iqṭāʿāt and muqṭaʿīn, several place names, the ṣāḥib al-ḥarb in al-Maḥalla and how the Maghribīs sought the expulsion of the petitioners from their iqṭāʿāt (fa-lammā uqṭiʿat al-mamālīk rāmū l-maghāriba ikhrājhum). A case of bribery "rishwa" is also reported. There are at least two state officials mentioned: Tāj al-Dawla and Amīr al-Jūyūsh Sayf al-Dawla. On verso there is a Hebrew liturgical poem; strophes interspersed with reference to a refrain. Needs further examination. (Information in part from FGP)