State document: T-S 12.1 + T-S B12.39

State document T-S 12.1 + T-S B12.39

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Description

Fatimid fiscal report or account for the fiscal (kharājī) year 417, from the period of the Fatimid caliph al-Ẓāhir. Dated: 417 kharājī/419 AH. Document is dated according to both systems, so useful for correlating the fiscal (kharājī) and hijrī calendars. About the join: Khan published T-S B12.39. Rustow subsequently found the join to T-S 12.1 (December 2020). This is not a continuous join; the bottom of a letter is visible at the top of the second fragment. The two fragments are nonetheless in the same hand, the paper is of the same width (28 cm), and the same scribe has reused them for Hebrew-script texts (T-S B12.39: Aramaic targum to Isaiah 22; T-S 12.1: drafts of legal deeds, including a testimony datable ca. 1090 CE on verso; a ketubba dated 1081 CE; and a quittance; see CUDL for details). This suggests that the scribe acquired a single rotulus and cut it into smaller sheets. The gap of more than 50 years between the original document and the reuse is notable. Should be compared with T-S 12.821 + ENA 3682.5 for a further possible join. (Information from Marina Rustow)

T-S B12.39 1v

1v

Transcription

Geoffrey Khan, Marina Rustow and Naïm Vanthieghem, [digital geniza document edition].

Upper fragment

  1. عبد مولانا وسيدنا الامام الظاهر لاعزاز دين الله امير المومنين 

  2. صلوات الله عليه وعلى ابائه الطاهرين وابنائه الاكرمين

  3. ومملوكه حسين بن يسر

  4. {{بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم}} 

  5. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

  6. صلوات وبركاته وافضل تحياته على مولانا وسيدنا الامام

  7.  الظاهر لاعزاز دين الله امير المومنين وعلى ابائه الطاهرين وابنائه [الاكرمين]

Translation

Geoffrey Khan, Arabic Legal and Administrative Documents in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
  1. The servant of our master and lord, the ’imām al-Zāḥir li-’I‘zāz Dīn Allāh, commander of the faithful,

  2. the blessings of God be upon him and upon his pure ancestors and his most noble sons,

  3. and his slave Ḥusayn ibn Yasir.

  4. [[In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate]].

  5. In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate.

  6. The benedictions of God, his blessings and his most excellent greetings be upon our master and lord the ’imām

  7. al-Zāḥir li-’I‘zāz Dīn Allāh, commander of the faithful, and upon his pure ancestors and most [noble] sons, ...

T-S B12.39 1r

1r

T-S 12.1 1r

1r

T-S 12.1 1v

1v

Bottom fragment

  1. وما يجري فيها لسنة سبع عشرة واربع ماىة الخراجية وفيها سنة 

  2. تسع عشرة واربع ماىة ان شا الله

  3. انجز الله لمولانا وعده وخلد ملكه وصلى عليه وعلى اباىه

  4. الطاهرين وابناىه الاكرمين

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