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DOC 117
DOC 117

Judicial Declaration in the Form of an Open Letter

DOC 117

Northern Afghanistan

dated year 549 (771–2 AD)

DOC 117

Judicial Declaration in the Form of an Open Letter

DOC 117

Northern Afghanistan

dated year 549 (771–2 AD)

ink on leather; with clay sealing

21.1 x 18.4cm

Bactrian document; recto: 27 lines; verso: blank. A perfectly-preserved rectangular document; the fourth line and the latter part of the third line are inset.

One sealing is attached at the bottom left of the document by a short thong threaded through the document, which is reinforced at this point with a rectangular leather patch.

The document relates to Mir son of Bek (Mir ibn Bek) and his brother Bab, both of whom are mentioned in a number of the Arabic documents from Khurasan in the Khalili Collection.

N. Sims-Williams, Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan I, Studies in the Khalili Collection, volume III, part I, revised edition, London 2012, Document Y, pp.142–3.

N. Sims-Williams, Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan III, Studies in the Khalili Collection, volume III, part III, London 2012, Document y, p.17, pl.102.