Stamp (vessel): mikyala of fennel (shamār). Made of green glass.
- Width: 2.9 centimetres
Inscription Translation(1) Measure
(2) of fennel.
On this and the only other published stamp for fennel, a mikyala of Muhammad b. al-Ashʿath (Miles 1951, 25), the name of the commodity is remarkably clear. Once again the identification is discussed in detail by Miles. In the Arabic-speaking world the plant was more usually called by a name of Persian origin, 'rāziyānaj', but 'shamār' was the word used in Syria and Egypt. The British Museum's piece displays the characteristic features of the 'long-kāf' group of anonymous vessel stamps.
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Object reference number: RRM1541
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