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Object Name: 
Disc Weight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.306
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6 cm, W: 5.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
777-778
Primary Description: 
Disc Weight. Translucent olive green glass; stamped. Tear-shaped disc; on upper surface, large circular stamp, D: 36 mm, partly overstruck with small stamp, D: 16 mm. Large stamp bears four complete lines of Arabic and small part of fifth line; small stamp bears two complete lines and part of third line, all in low relief. Translation: (larger) "In the name of Allah: ordered/the amir Isa b./Luqman, may keep him straight/Allah, Wuqiyah/full/ [weight]"; (smaller) "At the hands of/Imran/[b. Utba]h". [See External Object File 59.1.295-411 for Arabic inscription.]
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27