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Islamic translation needed for Scale Weights

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Mayadigger:
Ave!

From a lot of 24 that I have garnered over the last few years, these two weights appear to have Arabic writing on them. Just curious if anyone can tell me how they read.

Bakkar? Anyone?

Thanks,

Kevin

SC:
Kevin,

Are they all scale weights?  I think the blank ones are but I have a few of the ones with writing and had thought they were earlier coins cuts down - possibly re-denominated to match a later standard.

Shawn

bakkar:
Yes they are Islamic weights except for the large one to the left with inscription.
It is a fragment of Mamluk copper coin.
The other one to the right is quite interesting. It is similar to late Abbasid weights.
I can read the word "al-Mi'yar" which means "the standard".

Best regards

Mayadigger:
Ave!


--- Quote ---I can read the word "al-Mi'yar" which means "the standard".

--- End quote ---

Sweet!

Thanks again,

Kevin

SC:
Bakkar,

Is the cut-down Mamluk coin cut down to a specific new standard?  By whom - later Mamluks or Ottomans??

Also do you know what the original coin was?

Is the inscription on the marked weight a complete inscription?  It sort of looks like it is complete unlike the one on the cut-down coin.

Shawn

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