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Halper 395 Letter to Ali Abu'l-Ḥasan ben Sa'id "the banker" in the Matsatsa, Fustat
TitleLetter to Ali Abu'l-Ḥasan ben Sa'id "the banker" in the Matsatsa, Fustat
- Ben ʹAmram,9th/10th cent. Ben ʹAmram,9th/10th cent.
Call numberHalper 395
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
- In the address, the family name of the addressee is ben al-Matsmudi, Tayib Almarb'aah (Doctor of the Square); The name of the writer is faded. He is in the service of the diggers of a canal for Abu'l-Munajjā. He asks Abu'l-Hassan to approach the Nagid, asking him to induce Abu'l-Munajjā to pay his accumulated salary, and requests to be relieved of his post; He mentions (l. 5)Bakhur ben Naṣr, a notable in Sahur (near Alexandria), and the refinement of sugar in Minya[t Ziftā] (l. 10); In the postscript in the margin he sends regards to acquaintances. On the verso, in the marginal postscript he asks that his family buy wheat and grapes and have them processed; About the neighborhood mentioned in the address, see Goitein, Mediterranean Society, vol. II, p. 264.
- Condition: torn, loss along left edge; folded mail format; marginal postscripts.
Extent25.7 X 17.6 cm
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Sugar trade , History , To 1500 , Egypt
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