Letter: T-S NS J487

Letter T-S NS J487



Informal note addressed to a certain Abū ʿAlī. In Judaeo-Arabic. Verso is a draft of recto. The addressee is asked to go to the sender's mother and collect the 1 5/8 dirhams that are with her. He should purchase 3 fat pullets for 1.5 dirhams, lime (laymūn akhḍar) for 1/8, and throw in a bit of saffron. The text is damaged and there are slight discrepancies between recto and verso, so these quantities are not certain. The mother is probably sick and all this is intended medicinally.