|Language||Ancient South Arabian » Sabaic » Undefined Sabaic|
|Alphabet||Ancient South Arabian|
|Script typology||Minuscule writing|
|Ll.1-8 on the recto, ll.9-14 on the verso.|
|L.13: w-mr w-krhw as two verbs (Stein 2004).|
1 Message to Hṯb, Ṯwbʾl, and Mṯwbm, members
2 of (the clan) ḏ-Grfm, from your son and your servant
3 ʾṯbt. May ʿṯtr and ʾlmqhw make good fortune
4 shine upon you, and prolong your day. And behold [?], he [scil. the sender] has
5 complained to your hearts (about) that (in which) you have afflicted him before
6 and also subsequently. Yet you know
7 that they do not charge to your account anything [?] of the wealth [?] of their ancestors
9 their lords. Yet you know all (that)! And it
10 is a parable of the (clan) ḏ-Grfm that saying: 'No one leaves (unpaid) seventy
11 blṭ(-coins), since for paying a demand you have (already) spent it [scil. the money?]'.
12 So make sure that you send the money with the (member) of (the clan) ḏ-Qdmm!
13 For he came and reported (that) they refused what you have claimed and said (it) in order to
14 renew (the transaction) for you. And good luck be with you!
|Deposit||München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Mon.script.sab. 129|
|Measures||h. 2.6, l. 14.90|
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|Stein 2004: 331-341, fig. 1||Stein, Peter 2004. A Sabaic proverb. The Sabaic minuscule inscription Mon.scrip.sab 129. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 34: 331-341. |