מכתב: T-S AS 158.83

מכתב T-S AS 158.83



Mercantile letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The hand is very cursive and very hard to read (and seems familiar from other 11th- or 12th-century mercantile documents). Refers to people such as Abū Saʿīd, possibly Ghālib ibn al-Rayyis, Abū l-Surūr, and al-ʿAkkāwī. Mentions several ships. On verso a list, in the hand of the same scribe, of names and commodities, such as pepper, nard, arsenic, and musk items usually associated with the India trade.