Glass Stamps and Weights [Paperback]

W.M. Flinders Petrie (Author)

ISBN: 9798888570081 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology | Volume: 5 | Year of Publication: 2023 | Language: English 58p, H296 x W210 (mm) Fully illustrated with photographs and line drawings

Glass Stamps and Weights


A facsimile volume of a detailed catalogue prepared by Flinders Petrie on artifacts largely collected from his Egyptian explorations of a series of glass stamps of Egyptian manufacture that were used from the Roman to Abbasid period variously as tokens, counters, weights, or attached to glass cups as indications of measure.

Various categories are identified and described, makers’ names discussed, and weight standards considered. Over 700 stamps are illustrated both as photographs and transcribed line drawings.

This volume is part of a new series comprising facsimile re-issues of typological catalogues produced between 1898 and 1937 by W. M. Flinders Petrie, based on his vast collection of Egyptian artefacts. Mostly excavated by Petrie during many seasons of campaign in the latter years of the 19th and early decades of the 20th century, these artefacts now reside in the Petrie Museum at University College, London. Long out of print, the catalogues were re-issued in facsimile by publishers Aris & Phillips in the 1970s alongside newly-commissioned titles, based on more recent examination of elements of the Petrie Collection by contemporary experts. The Oxbow Classics in Egyptology series makes a selection of these important resources available again in print for a new generation of students and scholars.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Roman period
3. Byzantine period
4. Omayyad period
5. Abbasid period
6. Stamps and heavy weights
7. Fatimite period
8. The makers
9. Weights with private names
10. Dates of private workers
11. The weights standards, Roman
12. The kharrubeh
13. The fels
14. The dinar and dirhem
15. Recutting of dies
16. Accuracy of standard and copies
17. Colours of glass stamps
18. Great families of the VIIIth and IXth centuries
19. The heavier weights
20. Catalogue and Roman stamps
21. Roman coin weights

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