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Catalogue of Arabic Glass Weights in the British Museum
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23 Green 92 Green Abbasee Khaleefehs aJJI aJUI aJUl Alee AMAWEE KHALEEFEHS ANONYMOUS WEIGHTS Arabic ASIM IBN bear the names bottle-stamps British Museum Centre commands honesty deenars and dirhems DOUBLE DEENAR DOUBLE DIRHEM E. T. Rogers Eesd Egyptian El-Kasim ibn Obeyd-Allah El-Mahdee EL-MANSOOR El-Muktedir Fatimee Khaleefehs Fragment fuloos Fustat G. C. Brown G. C. Green glass discs glass weights God-s God's name Governor of Egypt Grains Grammes HALF-DEENAR HALF-DIRHEM HALF-OUNCE hexagram IBN YEZEED ibn Zeyd Ibraheem indicate inscr inscription keerats kharr kharroobehs Memlook metallic lustre millimetres Misr Mohammad ibn OBEYD-ALLAH IBN EL-HABHAB obliterated obscure Omar Opaque Black Opaque Green Opaque White ordered the Ameer ounce pound Prince rati REGINALD STUART POOLE Sauvaire solidus specimens square stamping standard weights Stanley Lane-Poole Treasurer of Egypt Weight of fels Weight of half wukeeyeh Yellow blue Yellow blue splash Yezeed ibn
Page 127 - TABLE OF THE RELATIVE WEIGHTS OF ENGLISH GRAINS and FRENCH GRAMMES. Grains. Grammes. Grains Grammes. Grains. Grammes. Grains. Grammes. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17...
Page xv - These fuloos are of varying eize and weight, but the proportion of copper in kharroobehs to the dirhem at the given time is of course known, and the merchant would proceed to weigh the required number of fuloos by his standard glass weight of so many kharroobehs.
Page xv - ... that these glass standards were used by the merchant to test the weight in copper of a certain number of fuloos, when offered for goods. This theory would account for the numerous varieties of weight employed, as indicated by the figures 9, 14, 15, 20, 25, 27, 30, 32, 33, kharroobehs or keerats.
Page vii - Academy," 5 Feb. 1876, p. 196), who translates the Arabic of Mokaddasi as follows : — " The weights for money (sandj, from the Persian sen*/ =stone) are made of glass, and bear the same stamp as the ordinary pounds, viz. the name of the prince of the faithful." He adds that Prof. Karabecet of Vienna " had come already to the conclusion that the so-called glass coins were in reality weights, and that he held the testimony of Mokaddasi to be decisive.