Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Petition to the caliph al-Mustanṣir regarding a murder on a boat. The son of the petitioner was travelling with a young merchant from Sirsinā to Fuwwa and then Alexandria on a boat carrying 500 dinars in cash and 200 dinars in goods, when the captain of the boat and the sailors robbed and murdered the two merchants. The petition asks that the caliph issue an edict to the lieutenants of the amīr Sinān Al-Dawla to place the captain and the sailors under arrest. Ca. 427-487 AH (= 1036-1094 CE).</p>

 


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