Legal document: T-S K25.240.49

Legal document T-S K25.240.49



Autograph order in the hand of Avraham Maimonides. Mainly in Arabic script with some Hebrew script. Al-Ḥazzan al-Makīn (=Abū l-Majd?) is to give the bearer something for the holiday. There's a word that looks like ḥammām, which might be a cipher for 5 dirhams or 10 dirhams. On recto there is a small piece of a letter in Arabic script from Bū l-Faḍl (torn up and reused for this order). T-S K25.240 consists of small written orders, partly in Hebrew and partly in Arabic script, for monthly payments, made out of the rent-revenue from the pious foundation (waqf) 'Compound of the Poor' or from the pious foundation made by the physician al-Muhadhdhab. All dated orders are from spring and summer, 1218. (Information from Mediterranean Society, II, pp. 420-421, App. A 48-92; pp. 449-450, App. B 39b [dated 1210-1225]; Cohen, Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt, pp. 218-220)