מכתב: T-S Ar.7.39

מכתב T-S Ar.7.39



Letter probably from Sulaymān al-Maghribī, in Gaza, to his brother-in-law ʿAbd al-Wāḥid al-Ṣā'igh, probably in Fustat/Cairo. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Late, after 1425 CE because the currency ashrafī is mentioned– which was first minted under Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay in this year. So this fragment is likely 15th or 16th century. Among other matters, the writer complains that a certain woman passes the holiday with her own family and not with the writer. This is a very long and nearly complete letter. Needs further examination. Information in part from Goitein's note card. ASE