An Abbasid stone Weight
Lot 85
An Abbasid/ Tulunid stone Ring Weight Mesopotamia or Egypt, 8th/ 10th Century
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,172) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Abbasid/ Tulunid stone Ring Weight
Mesopotamia or Egypt, 8th/ 10th Century
of tapering, facetted form with flat shoulder and ring handle, the sides incised with kufic inscriptions
17 cm. high

Footnotes

  • The inscription reads: 'For the servant of God, Mohammed ibn.......work of....'.

    This shape is more commonly known in glass of the Abbasid/ Tulunid period. For examples, see Paul Balog, Umayyad, Abbasid and Tulunid Glass Weights and Vessel Stamps, Numismatic Studies, No. 13, The American Numismatic Society, New York, 1976, pl. XLII - LII.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the weight is made of lead and not stone as stated in the catalogue.
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