Letter: AIU VII.E.55

Letter AIU VII.E.55


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Recto: Mercantile letter addressed to a certain Ibrāhīm. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: mid-11th century (since verso is related to T-S 8J29.5, which is dated 1047 CE). Mentions people such as Abū l-Faraj Mardūk, Abū Isḥāq Barhūn, Ibrāhīm b. Faraḥ al-Iskandarānī, Abū Saʿīd, Abū Yaʿqūb Yūsuf, and mentioning goods such as bitumen (qifār), coral, a copper pot (al-burma al-nuḥās), and silk. The sender will probably be identifiable. This letter does not seem to have been published or cited in the literature.