Location: Khurasan

Materials: ink on light-coloured parchment; bulla of khaki-coloured clay

Dimensions: 10.6 x 11.1cm

Accession Number: DOC 17 [AR 3]

Other Notes:

Arabic document.

The document is a tax receipt issued by Yusuf ibn ‘Abdallah and al-Hasan ibn Warran, two financial administrators of the amir Ibrahim ibn Yahya, whose jurisdiction extended over the districts of Madr and Rizm. The document confirms that they had received 10 dirhams from Mir ibn Bek, the sum he owed with regard to the kharaj for the year 146 AH.

The seal impression on the bulla has a five-pointed star surrounded by 4 crescents.


G. Khan, Arabic Documents from Early Islamic Khurasan, Studies in the Khalili Collection, volume V, London 2007, no.2, pp.94–5.