List or table: T-S K25.140.1List or table T-S K25.140.1
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Bifolio from a ledger of accounts. One page contains a list of names; another two pages contain Hebrew poetry along with various jottings. The fourth page consists of Judaeo-Arabic accounts, probably of a broker in the slave trade. Dated: Ramaḍān '70 AH. Based on the handwriting, reasonable candidates for the year are 970, 1070, or 1170 AH (corresponding to 1563, 1660, or 1757 CE). There are 5 entries. The currencies are not named, and the financial accounting is not entirely clear. (1) Buyer: al-Ḥajj Yāqūt. Seller: Shāma bt. Aṣīl al-Dimyāṭī the agent of [...] Fāṭima. Slave: A black woman named Dāma l-Surūr. (2) Buyer: Muṣṭafā b. Raṣīl(?). Seller: Yūsuf b. ʿAbdallāh. Slave: A black woman named Mubāraka. (3) Buyer: ʿAlī b. ʿAbdallāh. Seller: Not named? Slave: An Abyssinian man named Rayḥān. (4) Buyer: Ḥusayn b. ʿAbdallāh. Seller: Asmāʾ Tamʿa(?). Slave: A black woman named Ḥasbī Allāh. Apparently the purchase was completed without cash. (5) Buyer: Ḥusayn al-Rūmī. Seller: al-Ḥājj Abū Naṣr b. Muḥammad. Slave: A black woman named ʿAdīla or ʿUdayla.