List or table: T-S NS 99.57

List or table T-S NS 99.57

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List of accounts on a bifolium that may have once comprised a broader financial ledger. The method of bookkeeping is terse but relies on a predictable structure in which each entry is designated on a daily basis. On the verso, two forms of Ottoman coinage are referenced along the right margin of the fragment: "sherifi" and "kurush", which are accompanied by notes in both Hebrew alphanumerical figures and eastern Arabic numerals. The presence of silver kuruş is useful in estimating the dating of the document as 18th or 19th-century– given that these coins were minted as early as 1690 but did not reach wider circulation until 1703CE (Pamuk, A Monetary History of the Ottoman Empire, 160). MCD.