Legal document: T-S Ar.42.79

Legal document T-S Ar.42.79

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Legal document(s). In Arabic script. Dating: Perhaps Mamluk-era; the dates are given, but are faded and difficult to read. Recto and verso contain two distinct (but related) sections, in different handwriting and with different layouts. It is possible that each of these is a supplement to an earlier document, since they seem abbreviated and refer, e.g., to "al-Muʿallim ʿAbd al-Karīm al-madhkūr bāṭinuhu." One of the sections (the one with closer line spacing and witness signatures) may be dated 18 Shawwāl 913 AH, which would be 1508 CE. There are a few lines underneath in Arabic script in a different hand, perhaps "wa-ittafaqnā bi-mā fīhi... siwā..." The section on the other side lists various sums of money. There is a filing note in Judaeo-Arabic on the folded (empty) section of the letter: "[...] between me and ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Ḥulwānī(??)... regarding Yūsuf." (This is not a letter as catalogued by Baker & Polliack.) Needs further examination.