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Title: Tax Quittance for Meham al-Bamiyani
Materials: ink on light-brown parchment; bulla of red clay
Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.3cm
Accession Number: DOC 31 [AR 2]
The document is a tax receipt issued by al-Harith ibn ‘Abdallah, a financial administrator of the governor ‘Abdallah ibn al-Jarud, whose jurisdiction extended over the districts of Madr and Rizm.
The document confirms that al-Harith ibn ‘Abdallah had received 2 dirhams from Meham al-Bamiyani, the sum the latter owed with regard to the kharaj, and the portions linked to it, for the years 148–51 AH.
The seal impression on the bulla reads, ‘al-Harith ibn ‘Abd Allah’.
G. Khan, Arabic Documents from Early Islamic Khurasan, Studies in the Khalili Collection, volume V, London 2007, no.23, pp.136–7.