P. Vindob. A 1119 – A Papyrus About Debt Settlement, 57 AH / 676-677 CE
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Figure: (a) Picture of the papyrus and (b) its content.  encloses letters supplied to fill a lacuna.
57 AH / 676-677 CE.
13.5 cm x 14.5 cm.
P. Vindob. A 1119
The translation of text is given below.
- Until the end of (year) fifty [-seven ...
- ] to Amjad and Zayd b. Istiḥl(?) [...]
- ] ... testified [[... b .... and ... b.]] [...]
- ] two hundred [...] until the end of (year) fifty-seven. Their ⅓ part in Ḥawl.
- ] ... writing.
- ] dinars in the jurisdiction of believers until the end of (year) (fifty)-seven
- ] to Amjad and Zayd b.
- Istiḥl(?)] b. ʿUbayd from Banū Zuḥayn.
- ] this is due by Šara'iḥ b. Maʿlū[m?].
Written in black ink. Spots as distinguished above certain letters should not be taken diacritic points. Part of the line 3 has been deliberately erased, probably after the debt settlement.
The Austrian National Library, Vienna.
 Y. Ragib, "Une Ère Inconnue D'Égypte Musulmane: L'ère De La Juridiction Des Croyants", Annales Islamologiques, 2007, Volume 41, pp. 187-207, esp. pp. 201-204.
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