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Coin Weight

Object Name:
Coin weight
Date:
8th century
Geography:
Egypt
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Glass; stamped
Dimensions:
H. 3/16 in. (0.5 cm) Diam. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) Wt. 65.1398 gr (4.221g)
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)
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