Lewis-Gibson : Legal document

Lewis-Gibson

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Legal documents in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Manasseh. Recto: after a history of abuse, a woman releases her husband, Abū l-ʿAlā, from all obligations to her in exchange for payment of 17 dinars. The formulae cover all possible future scenarios such as divorce, and the death of either party. Her children, Abū l-Ḵayr and Sitt al-Kull, are also mentioned. Verso: legal document concerning a debt resulting from the sale of a house; the parties being Nissan Abū Saʿd and Abū l-ʿAlā (possibly the same individual on recto). Written in Fusṭāṭ under the authority of Maṣliaḥ ha-Kohen, dated 14[4]1 of the Seleucid Era (= 1130 CE). Signed by Manasseh ha-Kohen b. Jacob and Ḥalfon b. Manasseh.</p>




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