Letter: BL OR 5542.22

Letter BL OR 5542.22


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Letter from Yosef b. Yaʿaqov al-Iṭrābulusī (Alexandria) to Yosef b. Yaʿaqov b. ʿAwkal (Fustat). Gives information about ships arriving in Egypt, their consignments and passengers. Mentions shipments of flax (probably on their way to Sicily or Maghreb), which were kept in Alexandria in the dār al-sulṭān, and shipments of wax, bought by the sultan. (Information from Gil, Kingdom, Vol. 2, p. 492.) About Ifrīqiyan goods sent to Rosetta. Beginning of 11th century. (Information from S. D. Goitein, Index cards.)