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Coin Weight

Object Name:
Coin weight
8th century
Country of Origin Egypt
Glass; stamped
H. 3/16 in. (0.5 cm) Diam. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) Wt. 0.18 oz. (5.1 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation: "Fals, of five and twenty kharrubehs"; transliteration: "Fals khams wa `ashrIn kharubah".
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. 67 (color).

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