Letter: T-S NS 320.123

Letter T-S NS 320.123



Letter from Yiṣḥaq ben Ṣūr. In Hebrew. Dating: Likely 16th century, based on hand, language, and surname (there is a well known Avraham ben Ṣūr from the 16th century). The sender is sick and hasn't yet left the house. He wants to buy a cask (birmīl) of possibly mercury (the word looks like זייבה, but the ה is longer than usual and could potentially be a ק, yielding zaybaq). (Information from A. David's edition via FGP.)