Legal document: F 1908.44SS

Legal document F 1908.44SS



Bifolio from a court ledger. In the hand of Natan b. Shemuel he-Ḥaver. Three records at least: 1) Settlement of a complex marriage dispute involving Abū Yaʿqūb b. Yosef Ibn al-Dhahabī, his daughter, and her husband Abū l-Mufaḍḍal Avraham b. ʿOvadya. The father-in-law and wife must fulfill some condition involving property rights, and if they do not, she will be divorced without a right to her ketubba. If they do, the ketubba stays as is. On the other side, the husband Abū l-Mufaḍḍal undertakes not to beat her or insult her or demand "the fruits" of the property. Dated: Tammuz 1453 Seleucid = 1142 CE. 2) Long inventory of valuable goods. Dowry list? Spans front and back of a single folio. 3) Details of the sale of a female slave. Her name: Jinān. Buyer: Mufaḍḍal b. Abū Saʿd b. Ṣibyān. Seller: Netanʾel b. Yiṣḥaq. Price: 34 dinars. 2 dinars will be paid in Tishrei 1454 Seleucid = 1142 CE, and the remaining 32 dinars in monthly installments of 1 dinar. The guarantor is al-Labbān b. ʿAbdallāh. Jinān has a 2-year-old daughter named Wafāʾ, who will remain with the seller (separated from her mother).