List or table: T-S 8J13.14

List or table T-S 8J13.14


Verso: List of contributors of wheat. Dating: Early 13th century, per Cohen. Goitein speculated that the wheat was contributed in connection with mourning rites (as recto is a letter of condolence). One irdabb equaled six waybas, and one wayba contained about fifteen liters or about four gallons. The average middle-class household, where both parents were present, needed 12 irdabbs of wheat per year, or one per month. (Information from Cohen and Goitein's index card.)

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