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Coin Weight

Object Name:
Coin weight
Date:
11th century
Geography:
Country of Origin Egypt
Medium:
Glass; stamped
Dimensions:
H. 1/16 in. (0.2 cm) Diam. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm) Wt. 16.45 gr (1.06594 g)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.245
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation: "al Imam abu Tamim al Mustansir [billah, Amir of the Faithful?]; [margin illegible]".
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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