Stamp weight - ROM2014_13811_1

ROM2014_13811_1

Stamp weight

Medium:Glass, impressed and inscribed
Geography: Egypt
Date: 1014-1020 AD
Period: Fatimid Period, reign of al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah
Dimensions:
0.4 x 2.2 cm, 2.8 g
Object number: 976.67.1
Credit Line: Gift of Felix B. Minarovich
Not on view
DescriptionWeighing 2.8 g. this blackish-blue glass weight was obviously intended to check a full dirham, although it lacks suck explicit information. It was produced in the name of the Fatimid Caliph  al-Hakim bi-amr Allah, who ruled from AH 386-411 (996-1020) and his son Abd al-Rahim designated heir for the period AH 404-11 (1014-21).
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