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  1. 1

    State documentT-S AS 183.319

    Small fragment from the top of an official-looking document, with an ʿalāma at the top and reference to tax farming (ḍamān or ḍummān).

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    Legal documentT-S AS 145.57

    Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Concerning a transaction, mentioning Abū ʿAlī and the tax farming (or tax farmers) (ḍamān or ḍummān) …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 169.293

    Contract related to tax farming in New Cairo, likely a partnership agreement between two men. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Dating: Mentions the …

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    List or tableT-S K15.91

    Detailed inventory of the estate of a very wealthy person, including a debt of 125 dinars to tax-farmers. Dating: ca. 1145 CE. Mentions names such …

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    LetterT-S NS J42

    Petition requesting that the addressee intervene on behalf of the writer, whose trees have been sold by an abusive ḍāmin named Karīm without permission. It …

    1. חצרה אלשיך אלתפארת
    2. ישמרו אלהינו ויחיה חמודו
    3. התלמיד רצוי הישיבה שצ
    4. תעלם מא אוגבו חכמ[י] התורה
    5. זל פי מעשה צדקה וקאלו [גדול
    6. המעשה יותר מן העושה וי . [

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    1. His excellency the glorious elder, 
    2. may our God protect him and preserve his beloved (son),
    3. the scholar, propitiation of the yeshiva, may his …

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    LetterT-S 12.655

    Recto and verso: Letter addressed to R. Nissim. In Judaeo-Arabic. He is to ask Ibrāhīm al-Ḥaver al-Kohen b. al-Ḥaver to appear before the court in …

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    LetterENA NS 52.13

    Letter from Yosef ha-Levi to Yosef Bagilyer. In Hebrew. Dating: First half of the 16th century. Concerning tax farming. Mentions two rich and famous figures …

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    LetterENA NS 75.20

    Left fragment: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. There is an address: to [...] al-Dawla Moshe ha-Zaqen ha-Sar the tax farmer (ḍāmin), in Damīra. But it is not …

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    Legal documentENA NS 75.20

    Right fragment: Small fragment of a ketubba written in the Palestinian style. In the hand of the ḥaver Shemuel b. Moshe, the same scribe as …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J297b + T-S NS J297a

    Legal document: dissolution of a partnership, concerning a tax farm in al-Maṭariyya.

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    State documentT-S Misc.22.14

    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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    State documentT-S Ar.34.90

    Verso: 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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    State documentT-S Ar.39.205

    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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    State documentT-S AS 181.225

    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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    State documentT-S AS 181.226

    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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    Legal documentT-S NS J138

    Contract between Abū l-Ḥasan al-Kohen and Abū l-Maʿālī regarding tax-farming in the town of Būsh and its environs. Dated Elul 1460 Seleucid = August/September 1149 …

    1. בוש וגמיע[
    2. אלמדכור מן אין [אש]תרי אל . [
    3. .[.]גד ואלא פילזמך תודי(?) לה מכס מא[
    4. אבו אלחסן אלצאמן אלמדכור נזל ען טלב [
    5. יסתחק בעד סנה אדא צמאנה והו תשר…

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    1. Būsh and all ...
    2. the aforementioned, from wherever he has bought the ...
    3. ... or not, and you will be obligated to convey to him the tax ...
    4. Ab…

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    LetterT-S 13J20.11

    Letter from Zakkay b. Moshe to the ḍāmin (tax-farmer) Abū l-Bishr Mevasser ha-Kohen b. Salmān. The writer, a scribe in al-Maḥalla, describes his work of …

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    1. כתאבי אלי מולאי אלכהן אלאגל אטאל אללה בקאה
    2. ואדאם תאיידה ונעמאה ומן חסן אלתופיק לא
    3. אכלאה וכאן לה ומעה ולי וחאפט ונאצר פי גמיע
    4. אמורה אנה ולי דלך…

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    Legal documentT-S AS 149.13

    Legal document/note testifying that a certain Baqā' b. al-Surūr the [indigo] merchant will operate the tax farm (ḍamān) of Tamīm, the ḍāmin of al-Burqāniyya (location …

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    1. שהדנא עלי אלשיך בקא בן אבו אלסרור תא[גר אלניל
    2. אן ענדה לתמים צאמן אלברקאניה ארבעה אלדר
    3. פי כל שהר טאלמא הוא צאמן וטאלמא צמ[ן
    4. קליוב פי צמאנהם אול…

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    1. A testimony that the elder Baqā b. Abū l-Surūr [the indigo] me[rchant]
    2. owes Tamīm, ḍāmin of al-Burqāniyya, 4 dirhams
    3. per month, as long as (th…

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    Legal documentT-S NS 226.57 + T-S NS 225.92

    Fragments of a legal deed in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi (1100–38 CE). Dating: mentions [14]44 Seleucid and Jumādā II 527 AH = …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J3.12

    Settlement of a complicated dispute in Fustat recording that Abu l-Ḥasan b. Numayla had rented from Abu al-Ma'ali Shemuel b. Yehuda a house in Alexandria …

    1. למא כאן יום אלאתנין אלתאסע מחדש כסליו שנת אלפא וארבע מאה ושבעין ושבע שנין לשטרות
    2. בפסטאט מצרים דעל נילוס נהרא מותבה רשותיה דהדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרי…

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    Legal documentT-S NS 226.33 + T-S NS 226.31

    Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi (dates: 1100–38 CE). Two fragments, probably an indirect rather than direct join. Concerns a guarantee …

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    LetterT-S 10J16.14

    Letter from Manṣūr (not Manṣūr b. Sālim) in Alexandria to his brother in Fustat mentioning that his son Moshe started to speak and has since …

    1. מן ענד מנצור רביבה
    2. . . . ]תצטירהא אלי אלאך אלעזיז אטאל אללה בקאה
    3. ואדאם עזה ומן חסן אלתופיק לא אכלאה
    4. גמע אלשמל בה קריב גיר בעיד וינהי אלי אלאך אלכרים…

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    LetterL-G Misc. 51

    Letter from the judge Avraham b. [Mevorakh] ha-Kohen, the head of the Jewish community in al-Maḥalla, to the Nagid/Raʾīs al-Yahūd Mevorakh b. Seʿadya. In Hebrew …

    1. ב.מד . .מנא ברוך ייי . . . .יעהם ל. . .ל ישועתינו .לה הדה נפשנו בה . .לה ובן למ. . רגל. .
    2. ארבעה .ה. . . . . . . פי. בר שלום אלע.ו אל חסידיו ואלי אבו…

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    State documentT-S Ar.34.18

    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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    State documentT-S AS 183.172

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

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.42.140

    Deed of acknowledgment (iqrār). In Arabic script. Dated: 529 AH = 1134/35 CE. The muqirr is Bū Saʿd b. Hibatallāh al-Isrāʾīlī. Mentions a loan of …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    2. أقر بو سعد بن هبة الله الاسرائلي التاجـ[ـر (؟) واشهد على نفسه في صحة منه وجواز امر من] 
    3. غير قهر ولا جـ[ـبر ولا اكراه ول…

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    1. In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate.
    2. Bū Saʿd b. Hibatallāh the Jewish trad[er] acknowledged [and testified, in sound health an…

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    State documentT-S Ar.39.26

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Yūḥannā b. Mīkhāʾīl on behalf of his father Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, …

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    State documentT-S AS 177.330

    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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    State documentT-S Ar.34.38

    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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    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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    State documentT-S AS 183.66

    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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    State documentT-S AS 177.591

    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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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J258

    Letter from Abu Nasr b. Ibrahim, Alexandria, to his partner Abu Ishaq the nāʾib (deputy). Dating: 11 May 1141. The first page of the letter …

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    1. עונך יא רב
    2. מגארי גמאדי וגמאדי ורגב פי גמלה תוקיעאת
    3. ביד אלצמאן הדא אלדי וגדת פי אלדיואן פאן
    4. כאנא אלכרגין המא לרביעין פקד צאעא
    5. אגעל צאחבהמא יאכד…

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    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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    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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    LetterENA NS 71.15

    Letter from Faḍāʾil to his father. In Arabic script. He has sent prior letters but received no response. He mentions several individuals such as Ṣadaqa, …

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    1. بسم الله ال]رحمن الرحيم

    2. الذي اعرف به سيد]ي ووالدي جعلني الله فداه انني كتبت عدة كتب وما

    3. وصلني لها ا]لجواب واشتغل ذلك قلبي كثير بحكم ما دخ…

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.13

    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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    State documentT-S Ar.40.142.1

    Receipt issued to Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb for his ḍamān on dyeing in Madīnat al-Fayyūm Dated: 17 Dhū l-Qaʿda 405 (Bondioli et al.) or 402 …

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.142.2

    Receipt issued for the ḍāmin of Dhāt al-Ṣafāʾ against revenue delivered by Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb. Dated: 8 Ramaḍān 405. Note: Khan's publication reverses the …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/38

    Letter from Shemuel b. Moshe to Abū l-Ḥajjāj Yūsuf (Yehosef), in Malīj. The addressee is the tax farmer of the local market and the judge …

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    LetterT-S 13J26.19

    Letter sent by the manager of a farm far away from the capital, named Abu al-Faraj b. Hillel, to the landlord, the Nagid Mevorakh (in …

    1. סבב הדה אלאחרף אטאל אללה בקא חצרה סידנא שר השרים
    2. נגיד הנגידים עוז כל בית ישראל ירום הודה ויגדל כבודה
    3. אעלאמהא אן אלנחל אד לם ישתרי לה שי יקוא בה ואלא…

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    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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    LetterENA 4011.34

    Verso (original use): Legal deed in Arabic script. (Abū l-)Faḍāʾil b. Khalaf al-Yahūdī al-Ḥarīrī, the tax farmer of the silk, has to receive 474 dirhams …

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    State documentT-S Ar.51.108

    Recto, with address on verso: Petition/letter from Muslim b. ʿAlī b. Muslim to Abū l-Faraj Mawhūb b. Yūḥannā. The sender is a state official or …

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    Legal documentENA 2715.23

    Court register. Recto: Partnership agreement, probably for the tax farming of silk dyeing, for a period of nine months. One of the partners is named …

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    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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    State documentT-S Ar.39.272

    Recto: Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abu al-Hasan ibn Wahb including five signatures and some dates.

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    LetterENA NS 71.18

    Letter, in Arabic script, well preserved. Begins with basmala and “wallahi la-qad ṣadaqa ḥaḍrat mawlāya l-shaykh,” "my Master was right". The sender seems to be …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    2. والله لقد صدق حضرة مولاي الشيخ اطال الله بقاه وادام عزه وتاييده

    3. وعلوه وتمكينه وسموه و . . . ته وكبت حسدته واعداه  …

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    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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    State documentPUL Garrett Additional 20.20

    Receipt for tax, possibly Mamluk

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