A Bilingual Protocol Text Mentioning The Caliph Al-Walīd - Egyptian National Library Inv. No. 66, 95-96 AH / 714-715 CE
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Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:
Figure: (a) Picture of the papyrus and (b) the content of the papyrus.
 encloses letters supplied to fill a lacuna
95-96 AH / 714-715 CE.
15.5 cm x 23 cm. Yellow-brown, in several places darker coloured, coarse cardboard-like papyrus. The text of the protocol, written in blackish brown ink, occupies the first sheet of the roll entirely. On the reverse there are two lines of a Coptic text written in black ink across the horizontal fibres.
Inv. No. 66.
The translation of text is given below. The Arabic text is in italics:
- [In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful]
- [In the na]me of God, the
- [Compas]sionate and Merciful
- [There is no] god but God alone, Mu[hammad is the Messenger of God].
- [There] is no god but God alone,
- [Maa]met is the Apostle of God.
- The servant of God Al-Walīd, Com[mander of the Faithful]
- [The servant of God] Alulid
- [Commander of the Faith]ful
The cartouche of the perpendicular writing on the right hand side contains d and below this is the figure ig meaning the thirteenth indiction, 714/15 CE [lines 8 and 9 of Fig. (b)].
Egyptian National Library, Cairo.
 B. Moritz (Ed.), Arabic Palaeography: A Collection Of Arabic Texts From The First Century Of The Hidjra Till The Year 1000, 1905, Publications of the Khedivial Library, No. 16, Cairo, Plate 100:3.
 C. H. Becker, "Das Latenische In Den Arabischen Papyrusprotokollen", Zeitschrift Für Assyriologie Und Verwandte Gebiete, 1909, Volume 22, p. 178.
 A. Grohmann, Arabic Papyri In The Egyptian Library, Volume I, 1934, Egyptian Library Press: Cairo, No. 11, pp. 20-21.
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