Letter: T-S NS 305.53

Letter T-S NS 305.53


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In PGP since 2019


Letter in Arabic script, with a few words in Hebrew script. Dating: Probably 12th or 13th century. Mentions al-shaykh Bū Zikrī in l. 2. Seems to mainly be giving instructions about business transactions. The Hebrew script ("38 or 37") probably indicates the price of a commodity. Further down, "the door of the maṭbakh" and "the maṭbakh" are mentioned, referring to a sugar refinery (the sale of sugar is mentioned in l. 3). On recto there is another text in Arabic script, which seems to be technical instructions of some kind, but needs examination.