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96. Seal of Disslaba Daughter of Master Moses

S Dysslaba · Rat · Rab·Moshe

Dimensions: 28 mm. Impression.

Location: Bavarian Main State Archives, Munich, Regensburg City Doc. 3717.

This seal is similar in design to the earlier one, but it seems to be a bit smaller and the Hebrew inscription is different. Curiously, the spelling of the name in Hebrew on this seal now matches more closely the German form written out in the 1391 document; in this case she also adds the letter resh in Hebrew, standing for Rab or Master, as a reverential act toward her father.*

The seal is affixed to the March 29, 1398, document, also signed by her husband Saadia (No. 94). Thus, on this last document which husband and wife sealed together, Saadia used his third seal and Disslaba her second seal. The last seals of both parties indicate increased traditional piety. According to the Bavarian Main State Archives, using this second seal Disslaba also sealed separately, on this date, another document which is listed as Regensburg City Doc. 3718.


*Given the very close relationships in this small community of rich Jews, the father of Disslaba was probably the Musch or Muesche or Meuschel of Regensburg often mentioned in documents of this period and a principal in the March 3, 1374, Jewish Community agreement to which the community seal is affixed.

Saadia and his wife Disslaba signed an earlier document dated May 29, 1384, but did not seal (Wiener, 1862, No. 321).

*Given the very close relationships in this small community of rich Jews, the father of Disslaba was probably the Musch or Muesche or Meuschel of Regensburg often mentioned in documents of this period and a principal in the March 3, 1374, Jewish Community agreement to which the community seal is affixed.

Saadia and his wife Disslaba signed an earlier document dated May 29, 1384, but did not seal (Wiener, 1862, No. 321).

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ISBN
9780814344859
MARC Record
OCLC
1055142843
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-02
Open Access
Yes
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CC-BY-NC-SA
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