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  1. 51

    State documentT-S AS 176.257

    Recto: Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office …

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  2. 52

    State documentT-S AS 178.233

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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  3. 53

    State documentT-S Ar.34.89

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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  4. 54

    LetterT-S AS 152.8

    Recto: Bottom of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The sender asks how the capitation tax (al-jāliya) promises to be this coming year. The sender seems to …

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  5. 55

    LetterT-S 12.533

    Fragment of a letter from a mother in the Maghreb to her merchant son in Fustat. The beginning of the 11th century. Including information about …

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    1. ] בקאך [אל]לה יאבני אני פי שגל קלב מן שוקך [ 
    2. ] וכאן מ[א] צדרה אלי וקת מגי אלמראכב פכאן עלי דלך [ 
    3. אד לם תגי אנת בכלאמתך מעהם וקת סמעת במסירה …

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    1. …ייתן לך אלוהים אריכות ימים, בני, יש לי עוגמת נפש מרוב געגועים אליך… 
    2. …לא שלח אותו עד הזמן של בוא האוניות, והיה על זאת…
    3. כי לא באת אתה, כפי שאמ…

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  6. 56

    State documentJRL Gaster ar. 262

    Fiscal (or other?) receipt. Arabic writing, Coptic numbers.

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  7. 57

    State documentENA 2747.16

    Field-guide to taxation. Parts of two paragraphs. Written in a large, calligraphic hand. Collesis joint, suggesting it was once a longer rotulus, but also holes …

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    1. [... الوقـ]ـت الذي جرى الرسم باستفتاح الخراج فيه قدم استخراج  
    2. …[نجـ]ـم من نجوم هذه السنة وما لعلّه يتاخر من مال الابواب في وقته وجمـ[ـيع الـ …

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    1. [ …(if ... at the tim]e when the levying comes at the beginning of the kharāj (cycle, i.e., the fiscal year), the collection is moved forward …

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  8. 58

    Literary textBodl. MS heb. f 56/13–19

    Copy of a story about the edicts against the Jews in Baghdad and how they were saved. Dating: ca. 1120 CE. The scribe reused numerous …

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    1. פראית אלצביה עלי אפעאל אבוהא (!) 
    2. אלצום ואלצלוה ואלצדקה פאעתרץ' 
    3. עליהא אלזיגה פאמתנעת וקאלת
    4. מא אגיר מא אנא פיה לאן אלזיגה
    5. תשגלני ען הדה אלאשיא…

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  9. 59

    LetterT-S NS J241 + Moss. IV,21.1 + T-S NS J240 + T-S 20.137 + T-S NS J1 + JRL Series B 4089

    JRL Series B 4089: This business letter describes commercial transactions and what the author describes as favors or 'gifts' to a fellow trader. The main …

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    1. .....[....................
    2. אלתמן גפד וצח וזן אלגוניה אלאכרא
    3. בהארין גיר סבעה ארטאל סער ה מ
    4. אלתמן ט פ דינ ולה מן תסלים יאקות א…

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  10. 60

    LetterBL OR 5566C.5

    Letter from Ṣadaqa to the Abū l-Najm the Parnas, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender announces his intention to travel to Sicily (in "Bilād al-Rūm") …

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  11. 61

    LetterMoss. IV,14.3

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Interesting format: the opening praises are written in large blocky Hebrew, with the remaining content in …

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  12. 62

    LetterMoss. Ia,12.1

    Letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda Gaʾon (in the hand of his son Avraham) to Egypt. Mentions oppressive laws and heavy taxes and punishments and requests …

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    1. ומו[
    2. זוכרי[ם
    3. עם ב[
    4. שכינת עו[לם
    5. ישמרו צורנ[ו
    6. אשר עלינו וטוב [
    7. אוכלים אותנו ח[יים
    8. עליהם חוקים חקו[קים
    9. תחלה המס הכבד אש[ר
    10. והעונש אשר לשום ל[
    11. העיר …

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  13. 63

    Legal documentENA NS 77.254

    Notes for the drawing up of a deed of sale for a slave. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe? One of the parties is …

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  14. 64

    State documentL-G Ar. II.79

    Capitation tax receipt for Sulaymān al-yahūdī b. Mūsā al-yahūdī al-Mutaṭabbib (?). Dated 24 Dhū l-Ḥijja 524 AH (1130 CE). Not authenticated at the top by …

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  15. 65

    LetterDK 123f

    Letter from Avraham b. Shelomo b. Yehuda perhaps to Efrayim b. Shemarya. In Hebrew. Complains about a Coptic kātib (הסופר הערל, lit. "the uncircumcised scribe") …

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  16. 66

    List or tableBL OR 5549.8

    List of prisoners imprisoned for nonpayment of the capitation tax. Fragmentary. twenty-four names preserved, with sums representing the amounts still due, to be provided by …

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  17. 67

    LetterT-S Misc.25.22

    Letter from Simḥa ha-Kohen, probably in Alexandria, to Abū l-Majd, probably in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Early 13th century. After many nice phrases, the body …

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  18. 68

    State documentPUL Garrett Additional 20.17

    Receipt for tax dated 701 (1302)

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  19. 69

    State documentPUL Garrett Additional 20.10

    Tax receipt, Fatimid, possibly for the year 414? 11.5 x 10.5. NB: There is a discrepancy between the numbering of the manuscripts and the photos; …

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  20. 70

    State documentPUL Garrett Additional 20.1

    Possibly a tax receipt or an order of payment. Two endorsements, end of Dhū l-Qaʿda of the year 403 (?) 6x8 cm, verso blank. Item …

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  21. 71

    LetterT-S AS 132.237

    Letter fragment (lower right of recto, lower left of verso) in lovely handwriting. Mentions the capitation tax, hunger, and charity. On verso a woman seems …

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  22. 72

    LetterENA NS 68.6

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer reports on receiving authorization (al-ʿalāma) to collect the kharāj tax from the official in charge of estates (ʿāmil al-mawārīth). …

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  23. 73

    LetterT-S 13J21.10

    Recto (secondary use): Late letter in Hebrew to R. Shelomo ha-Sofer from "your wife Dona Soro (=Sara?) and your daughters Reina and Raḥel and your …

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    1. שלום רב וישע יקרב למורי ואדוני אור עיני ועטרת
    2. ראשי אדוני אישי כבוד ר שלמה הסופר יל קבל
    3. רוב שלום מאדון השלום ומני דונה סורו זוגתך
    4. ובנותיך ריינה…

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  24. 74

    State documentT-S Ar.40.161

    Recto: Arabic-script document containing several sections. The lower part may be a tax receipt for a sum received from Zuhayr b. [...] from the ḍamān …

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  25. 75

    List or tableT-S 8J41.13

    Census for the capitation tax. List of male persons with consecutive numbers over the names. First complete no. visible is 19, but some names are …

    1. בו סעד בן [
    2. אולאד נביקה אבו ע.[

    יט ך

    1. יחזקאל זהרה אסחק כהן כרים בן [

    כג כד

    1. וסרור בן גוית אבו [[עמר צבאג]] אבו אלכיר טיב? אם ב..

    כה כו כז

    1. תנא לו…

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  26. 76

    LetterCUL Or.1080 J88

    Letter at one point thought to have been sent from Cairo to Bilbays containing a request to contribute to the capitation tax of a poor …

    1. . . .] כגק מר ור אלישע [. . . . . . . .
    2. הלויים הירא שמים הנדיב יברכו צורו
    3. ויעזרו ויגן בעדו ויזכהו לראות
    4. שמחת חמודו ותורתו ואריכות ימיו
    5. אמן סלה     מ…

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  27. 77

    LetterMoss. VII,159.1

    Letter from a retired old Alexandrian merchant to a friend in Fustat. One side is a letter in Arabic script and the other side is …

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  28. 78

    Legal documentAIU VII.E.232

    Legal document in Hebrew. Location: Rashīd (Rosetta). Dated: first decade of Kislev 5454 AM = November/December 1693 CE. Apparently concerning the acquisition of a tax …

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  29. 79

    LetterT-S 13J6.30

    Letter from Yosef to Abū l-Fakhr asking him to help contest his obligation to pay the capitation tax of his brother, who was missing in …

    1. בשם אל עולם יתברך נצח סלה
    2. שארע מן כאדמהא יוסף לכ גד קד מר ורב השר הגדול
    3. בעם ייי צבאות הנדיב והשוע שהוא עשה כמה חסדים
    4. וטובות בסתר ובגל[וי מ]ולאי אלאג…

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  30. 80

    State documentT-S AS 184.45

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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  31. 81

    Legal documentT-S 8J10.17

    Husband who intends to travel abroad allocates 20 dirhams per month, namely, five per week, for his wife, plus some wheat, the 20 dirhams to …

    1. חצר אבו אלפרג בן גזאל אל
    2. קיסראני אקני מן רוחה טאיע
    3. גיר מגבר אנה יקום ל[זוגתה
    4. אם אולאדה פי כל שהר בכ
    5. דרהם כל אס //ביע// ה דראהם וובתין(!)
    6. קמח טייב וח…

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    1. Abual-Faḍl, son of Ghazal the Alexandrian, came

    2.  And obligated himself with a qinyan of his own free will

    3. And not under duress, (so) that…

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  32. 82

    State documentT-S NS 306.137

    Recto: Bottom of a letter (official letter?) in Arabic script. Verso: Tax receipt issued by ʿArafāt(?) b. al-Naqīb the silk tax farmer (ḍāmin al-ḥarīr) to …

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  33. 83

    LetterT-S Ar.30.163

    Letter in Arabic script. The sender is a man from Alexandria who was forced to flee from that city because he was unable to pay …

    1. ] سيدنا حفضه الله تعالا ان رجل من اهال
    2. اسكندرية ان له عشرة ايام بلمشي هو وابنه
    3. ضلموه في ابنه طلبو يوزنوه وما جله(؟) واحتجت احدنا
    4. وهربت ولم املك خروب…

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  34. 84

    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/135

    Letter from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to Abū l-Makārim al-Kohen, possibly in Qalyūb. In Judaeo-Arabic. Urging him to collect money to pay the capitation tax of …

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  35. 85

    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/40

    Letter from Avraham b. Abī l-Ḥayy, in Alexandria, to his brother Mūsā, presumably in Fustat. Dating: ca. 1075 CE, several months after the death of …

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  36. 86

    LetterBodl. MS heb. f 107/53

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer needs help paying the capitation tax (jāliya). The addressee had previously said something about talking to …

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  37. 87

    LetterAIU VII.E.165

    Letter fragment to a certain ḥaver ("... ba-sanhedrin gedolah...") describing the writer's financial distress. He also provides a recommendation for the bearer of the letter, …

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    1. ] תורה בר הדרת יקרת
    2. החבר] בסנהדרין גדולה החכם והנבון
    3. ] זלהה אנה לה אליום פי אלבלאד
    4. ] פסיקה ולא פי רסם מן אלציבור
    5. ] . ה אלפנא ואלגלא כאן ודין י…

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  38. 88

    State documentENA 3971.13

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  39. 89

    State documentENA 3945.8

    Tax receipt, late Fatimid, for the jizya payment of a Jewish person (name difficult to read), with registration mark - 'al-ḥamdu lil-lāh al-wāḥid al-ḥaqq', praise …

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  40. 90

    State documentENA 3971.14

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  41. 91

    State documentENA 3971.15

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  42. 92

    State documentENA 3971.16

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  43. 93

    State documentENA 3971.17

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  44. 94

    State documentENA 3971.18

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  45. 95

    State documentENA 3971.19

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  46. 96

    State documentENA 3971.20

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  47. 97

    State documentENA 3971.21

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  48. 98

    State documentENA 3971.22

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  49. 99

    State documentENA 3971.24

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  50. 100

    State documentENA 3971.31

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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