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I believe the first 'tahun' relates to the hijrah year immediately preceding the word, while the second 'tahun' refers to the year in the daur kecil 8-year cycle, eg. 'tahun alif', 'tahun wau', etc. The best source on Malay calendrical systems is by Ian Proudfoot, Old Muslim calendars of Southeast Asia. Leiden: Brill, 2006.
Thanks for your question, John. Since we have no information of the type of paper (and watermark), and the manuscript is not said to be dated, the only proposed dating I could suggest is 18th-19th century, which covers the vast majority of surviving Indonesian manuscripts.