Disk Weight

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Object Name: 
Disk Weight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.303
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
740
Primary Description: 
Disk Weight. Disk Weight. Semi-opaque dark brown glass; stamped. Circular or sub-circular disk; on upper surface, deep irregular stamp with parts of six lines of Arabic in low relief. Translation: "...Allah/ ...al-Qa/[sim b.] Ubayd/[ullah], at the hands of/...Shabbah, year/...hundred". [See External Object File 59.1.295-411 for Arabic inscription.]
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Technique: 
Umayyad and Abbasid Glass Weights and Measure Stamps in the Corning Museum (1971) illustrated, pp. 64-76 (fig. 5, #13); BIB# AI82451