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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
March 14–July 8, 2012
Dinar of Arab Type
Date: 696/697
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: isl837
Sasanian-style Dirham with Arab Image
Date: 694/695
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: isl828
Fals of Jerusalem
Date: ca. 692–697
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl819
Fals of Amman
Date: ca. 692–697
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl820
Solidus of Heraclius's Revolt
Date: 609/610
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: isl803
12 Nummi of Heraclius
Date: 613–618
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl804
12 Nummi of Byzantine Style
Date: ca. 642–670
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl821
12 Nummi of Governor ‘Abd al-Aziz
Date: ca. 685–700
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl822
Anomalous Bronze Coin
Date: 7th century
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl823
Anonymous Aniconic Dinar
Date: 698/699
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: isl835
Anonymous Aniconic Dirham
Date: 699/700
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: isl830
Anonymous Aniconic Fals
Date: ca. 698-705
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl824
Storage Vessel with Applied Decoration
Date: 8th century
Medium: Cream ware, red paint
Accession Number: isl788
Steelyard
Date: 9th-10th century
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: isl360
Counterweight with Vegetal Decoration
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: isl1711
Eight Bronze Weights
Date: 750-1050
Medium: Bronze, molded and punch-marked
Accession Number: isl386
Pattern Sheet with Diaper Design
Date: 5th–6th century
Medium: Black ink and light yellow, dark yellow, pink, blue, and white paint on light brown papyrus
Accession Number: isl564
Guilloche Lattice with Pinecone (?)
Date: 7th–9th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in red, black, and blue silk
Accession Number: 2002.239.27
Lattice-Patterned Silk
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Medium: Plain-weave ground in undyed linen with pattern in brocading weft in polychrome silk
Accession Number: isl1627
Lid of an Incense Burner
Date: 8th century
Medium: Leaded bronze, cast, pierced, and engraved
Accession Number: isl791
Annunciation
Date: 8th-9th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in polychrome silk
Accession Number: isl642
Silk with "Samson" and the Lion
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in polychrome silk
Accession Number: isl637
Silk with "Samson" and a Lion
Date: 7th–9th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in polychrome silk
Accession Number: isl671
Fragment of a Band with Noble Equestrian and Soldier, Inscribed “Joseph” in Greek or Coptic
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in blue-violet and beige silk
Accession Number: isl1651
Fragment of a Band with Noble Equestrian and Soldier, Inscribed “Zacharaiou” in Greek
Date: 7th-9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in reddish purple and beige silk
Accession Number: isl1656
Roundel with Amazons
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in blue-violet and beige silk
Accession Number: isl670
Roundel with Amazons and a Cross
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in green, beige, and brownish silk
Accession Number: 1987.442.5
Fragment of a Band with Harvesters (?)
Date: 7th-9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in yellow and green silk
Accession Number: isl601
Fragments of a Band with Harvesters (?)
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in yellow and green silk
Accession Number: isl1654
Ostrakon with a Letter from Frange to Enoch
Date: 580–640
Medium: Pottery fragment with ink inscription
Accession Number: 14.1.157
Ostrakon
Date: 580–640
Medium: Pottery fragment with ink inscription
Accession Number: 14.1.158
Pattern Sheet with Scattered Design
Date: 5th-6th century
Medium: Dark brown ink with yellow, red, blue, and black paint on papyrus
Accession Number: isl565
Receipt for Garments
Date: 5th-6th century
Medium: Black ink on papyrus
Accession Number: isl576
Order for Veils or Handkerchiefs
Date: 8th century
Medium: Black ink on papyrus
Accession Number: isl568
Fragments of a Wall Hanging with Figures in Elaborate Dress
Date: 5th–7th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool
Accession Number: isl1623
Fragment of a Wall Hanging with Figures in Elaborate Dress
Date: 4th–6th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool
Accession Number: isl1652
Tunic with Mythological Motifs
Date: 5th-7th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool on plain-weave ground of yellowish wool; fringe in yellowish, purple-coloured, and nearly black wool along lower edges
Accession Number: isl1648
Persian-Style Riding Coat
Date: 443–637 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Medium: Plain weave in blue-green sheep’s wool and cashmere; applied borders in tablet weave of polychrome wool and undyed linen; patches of fabric in plain weave of undyed linen to reinforce armpits and hemline
Accession Number: isl1653
Fragment of a Band with a Hare
Date: 5th–7th century
Medium: Linen, wool
Accession Number: 2002.239.14
Flask with Green Cameo Decoration
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Translucent glass with green glass overlays, relief cut, incised
Accession Number: isl708
Dinar of Arab Type
Date: 696/697
Accession Number: isl837
Sasanian-style Dirham with Arab Image
Date: 694/695
Accession Number: isl828
Fals of Jerusalem
Date: ca. 692–697
Accession Number: isl819
Fals of Amman
Date: ca. 692–697
Accession Number: isl820
Solidus of Heraclius's Revolt
Date: 609/610
Accession Number: isl803
12 Nummi of Heraclius
Date: 613–618
Accession Number: isl804
12 Nummi of Byzantine Style
Date: ca. 642–670
Accession Number: isl821
12 Nummi of Governor ‘Abd al-Aziz
Date: ca. 685–700
Accession Number: isl822
Anomalous Bronze Coin
Date: 7th century
Accession Number: isl823
Anonymous Aniconic Dinar
Date: 698/699
Accession Number: isl835
Anonymous Aniconic Dirham
Date: 699/700
Accession Number: isl830
Anonymous Aniconic Fals
Date: ca. 698-705
Accession Number: isl824
Storage Vessel with Applied Decoration
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl788
Steelyard
Date: 9th-10th century
Accession Number: isl360
Counterweight with Vegetal Decoration
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl1711
Eight Bronze Weights
Date: 750-1050
Accession Number: isl386
Pattern Sheet with Diaper Design
Date: 5th–6th century
Accession Number: isl564
Guilloche Lattice with Pinecone (?)
Date: 7th–9th century
Accession Number: 2002.239.27
Lattice-Patterned Silk
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Accession Number: isl1627
Lid of an Incense Burner
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl791
Annunciation
Date: 8th-9th century
Accession Number: isl642
Silk with "Samson" and the Lion
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: isl637
Silk with "Samson" and a Lion
Date: 7th–9th century
Accession Number: isl671
Roundel with Amazons
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Accession Number: isl670
Roundel with Amazons and a Cross
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Accession Number: 1987.442.5
Fragment of a Band with Harvesters (?)
Date: 7th-9th century (?)
Accession Number: isl601
Fragments of a Band with Harvesters (?)
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Accession Number: isl1654
Ostrakon with a Letter from Frange to Enoch
Date: 580–640
Accession Number: 14.1.157
Ostrakon
Date: 580–640
Accession Number: 14.1.158
Pattern Sheet with Scattered Design
Date: 5th-6th century
Accession Number: isl565
Receipt for Garments
Date: 5th-6th century
Accession Number: isl576
Order for Veils or Handkerchiefs
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl568
Fragments of a Wall Hanging with Figures in Elaborate Dress
Date: 5th–7th century
Accession Number: isl1623
Fragment of a Wall Hanging with Figures in Elaborate Dress
Date: 4th–6th century
Accession Number: isl1652
Tunic with Mythological Motifs
Date: 5th-7th century
Accession Number: isl1648
Persian-Style Riding Coat
Date: 443–637 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Accession Number: isl1653
Fragment of a Band with a Hare
Date: 5th–7th century
Accession Number: 2002.239.14
Flask with Green Cameo Decoration
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl708
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