Islamic. Burji Mamluk in Egypt. Glass weight or Jeton. probably 15th century AD.

Ancient Coins - Islamic.  Burji Mamluk in Egypt.  Glass weight or Jeton. probably 15th century AD.
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Glass weights of this general form were used for centuries in various Islamic regions, to weight many types of objects from coins to spices.   In many cases, such as with this weight, we have no way of knowing what it's intended use was although if anyone can translate the inscription on it, it may give a clue.  But the very light weight of only 0.79 grams suggests it might have been used for something like gold.

Size : 13.3 x 14.5 mm.  Weight : 0.79 grams.

Reference : A-1046. The attribution to Burji Mamluk and probable date of 15th century was done by Steve Album (his original ticket for it is included).

Material : pale green glass.

Grade : Intact.

Price SKU: vcoin5889
US$ 92.50
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