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Inscription: Arabic; translation: "What was ordered by the servant of God, Abdallah, amir of the Faithful; give exact measure and be thou not of the defrauders; half kist, exact."
[ Michael Casira, Cairo, until 1908; sold to A.M. Lythgoe for MMA]
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