Letter: T-S Ar.42.55

Letter T-S Ar.42.55

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In PGP since 2019

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Letter/petition/recommendation from Ṭalḥa (Nabaṭī?) to a dignitary. In Arabic script. Dating: Probably Ayyubid-era or later, based on hand and formulary. Not addressed to the caliph (as Baker and Polliack suggest) but merely to a dignitary. The addressee is asked to look after the bearer ʿUthmān al-[...] and his companions. On verso, there are jottings and possibly a draft of another petition. Needs further examination. (Information in part from Baker & Polliack Catalogue.)