Legal document: Yevr.-Arab. I 1700.13

Legal document Yevr.-Arab. I 1700.13


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Legal record, undated. Summary of partnership contract terms wherein Abū al-Faraj b. Ghilāth invests 150 dinars and Tamīm al-Sukkarī, the active partner, invests ten dinars in a trading agreement. Tamīm will travel to Upper Egypt (l.6), having total discretion as to the commodities in which he will transact. A “surplus of one-half dinar” is allocated, presumably to Tamīm as the active partner. This would appear to be a nominal amount allocated to the active partner above and beyond the even split of profits. The half-dinar mentioned in ll.9-10 may have been a per diem allocated to Tamīm, or it may simply have been a nominal supplemental payment "for his trouble". According to Goitein, this document is in the hand of the judge Mevorakh b. Nathan, written between April and August 1156. (Information from Lieberman, "A Partnership Culture", 89-90.) NB: Lieberman identifies this document as "Document 28: Firkovitch II 1700 12 a II".

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  • יכתב עקד שרכה
  • בקס דינ סלם אבו
  • אלפרג בן גלאת קנ
  • לתמים אלסכרי ואצא[ף
  • אליהא עשרה יסאפר
  • באלגמיע אלצעיד
  • וישתרי מא אכתארה
  • ואלפאידה נצפין באלסויה
  • ופצלה
  • בנצף דינ>