Letter: T-S 16.215

Letter T-S 16.215


Input date

In PGP since 2017


Commercial letter related to the India trade. Dating: 1154–61. Mentions sprinkler bottles (qumqum) for rose water brought by the qāḍī Najm al-Dīn, and ‘pure’ (ṭahor) cheese sent from Alexandria to Aden. Remains of address on verso, but most has been torn off. Mentions the Franks and the ruler al-Malik al-Ṣāliḥ (=Ṭalāʾiʿ b. Ruzzīk, the Fatimid vizier from 1154–61). (Information in part from CUDL.)

T-S 16.215 1r




T-S 16.215 1v

Image Permissions Statement
  • T-S 16.215: Provided by Cambridge University Library. Zooming image © Cambridge University Library, All rights reserved. This image may be used in accord with fair use and fair dealing provisions, including teaching and research. If you wish to reproduce it within publications or on the public web, please contact genizah@lib.cam.ac.uk.