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ISLAMIC, Glass coin weight
Glass coin weight.

Glass weights were used, primarily, as weight standards against which a quantity of struck gold [dinars] and silver [dirhams] and sometimes copper [fals, fulus (pl.)] were weighed since the weights of the individual coins varied significantly more than those of the glass weights. In addition, glass weights from the Umayyad and early 'Abbasid periods often included extensive data such as the name of a governor, his financial officer and the intended weight
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mike  [Mar 19, 2009 at 05:57 AM]
unusual and great eye appeal