Arabic glass standard weight for a silver Half-Dirhem (1.48g)

Made:
996-1021CE in North Africa
maker:
Unknown
One of a selection of thirteen Arabic Glass weights, dating from AD952 to about AD1400.  Part 4 - Arabic glass standard

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One of a selection of thirteen Arabic Glass weights, dating from AD952 to about AD1400. Part 4 - Arabic glass standard
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Circular Arabic glass standard weight, green, for a silver Half-Dirhem (1.48g), marked as issued under Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, North African, 996-1021CE (6th Fatimid Caliph).

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1927-1100/4
Materials:
complete and glass
type:
standard weight
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • weights
  • component - object
  • weights
  • component - object
  • weights
credit:
Dr. W.L. Hildburgh.