Letter: Yevr.-Arab. I 4907

Letter Yevr.-Arab. I 4907


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Letter from an unknown writer in Egypt to Moshe Kohen in an unknown location. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Late, probably 16th century at the earliest. Mentions the currency sharīfī. The writer reports that the community gave 400 qirsh to a person who came bearing letters of recommendation, of which 240 are intended for the children of Namir. There is a blank where the person's name ought to be--it was never filled in, and the letter was perhaps never sent. The writer reports on the financial affairs of the community on Egypt and all the money that goes toward interest payments. Needs further examination.