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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 3/16 in. (3 cm) Wt. 79.0907 gr (5.125g)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.242
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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