מכתב: T-S Ar.39.171

מכתב T-S Ar.39.171


Recto: Informal note in Arabic script. "These are black ones (سودا) I have sent to my master.... increase or loss...." It is unclear what "black one(s)" refers to—maybe "black" dirhams (see Goitein, Med Soc I, p. 388)? But possibly a garment or another commodity or even a human. Underneath, in a different hand, probably the response: "...to increase... as for the kafiz (a unit of measure)...."