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Coin Weight

Object Name:
Coin weight
Date:
8th century
Geography:
Country of Origin Egypt
Medium:
Glass; stamped
Dimensions:
H. 3/16 in. (0.5 cm) Diam. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm) Wt. 0.15 oz. (4.25g)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.241
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation: "In the name of God. Ordered by al-Qasim ibn 'Ubayd Allah. Weight of a dinar, exact." (See card catalog for inscription in Arabic.)
Joseph W. Drexel, New York (until d. 1888); his widow, Lucy Wharton Drexel(1888–89; gifted to Museum in Joseph Drexel's name)
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Glass: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 44, no. 2 (Fall 1986). p. 53, ill. fig. 66 (color).



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