Artist Islamic, Egyptian
Title
  • Goverment-issued Weight for a Large fals
  • Coin Weight
Date between 734 and 742
Medium Glass
Dimensions Overall: 1/8 × 1 1/4 inches (0.3 × 3.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Frederick Stearns
Accession Number 99.5B3014
Department Islamic Art
On View Islamic N120, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed: [translated: In the name of God | Among what was ordered by | al-Qasim b. 'Ubayd | Allah: weight of 1 fals | great, of thirty khar- | urrubas. Full | weight.] [See file for Arabic transcription.]
Frederick Stearns [1831-1907] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1899-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)