Tax Quittance for Qarawal ibn Mir

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

8.7 x 7.3cm

Arabic document.

The document is a tax receipt issued by al-Hasan ibn Farrukh, a financial administrator of the governor Ghalib, whose jurisdiction extended over the districts of Madr and Rizm.

The document confirms that al-Hasan ibn Farrukh had received 2 dirhams and 4 danaqs from Qarawal ibn Mir, the sum the latter owed in the citadel of Yaskin and Gandar with regard to the kharaj for the year 153 AH.

The bulla has the impression of a blank seal.

G. Khan, Arabic Documents from Early Islamic Khurasan, Studies in the Khalili Collection, volume V, London 2007, no.17, pp.124–5.