Ring Weight

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Object Name: 
Ring Weight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.298
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.6 cm; Base W: 8.5 cm, D: 5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
762-769
Primary Description: 
Ring Weight. Deep yellow-green glass, bubbly, almost opaque; partially shaped in a mold, flattened and tooled on a working surface, stamped. Heavy truncated pyramidal form, similar shaped hole through center, circular stamp on top surface contains a four line Arabic inscription, pontil mark on base. Inscription: [Or]dered the amīr [Yaz]īd b. Hātim, at the hands of Salam[ah]: ratl, full weight. [See External Object File 59.1.295-411 for Arabic inscription.]
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
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