Cairo Genizah : Legal document; pen trials; letter

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: court record dealing with inheritance, from 1118-9 CE. Abū l-Barakāt al-Jaʿfarī b. Nathan had received a power of attorney to claim a debt from ‘al-rayyis al-jalīl al-ʿajamī’ […] b. Simḥa ha-Levi. When the men left the city they deposited the deed of attorney with a man (Abū l-Makārim), and now his widow, Sitt al-Sāda bat Evaytar ha-Kohen Gaʾon brings the document to the court and asks for assurances that she will not be liable for any claims made. In the hand of the scribe Ḥalfon b. Manasseh ha-Levi. Verso: draft of the opening lines of a letter, pen trials in Arabic script, and a list of textiles, dated 1120 CE.</p>


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