Kitab al-ahbar al tiwal

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Kitab al-ahbar al tiwal

Author of text: Dinawari (Abu Hanifa Ahmad ibn Dawud ibn Wanand al-Dinawari)
Date of text: 9th century
Date of person in text: 828-895
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Country in text: Saudi Arabia
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 [Al-Walid] wrote to the Byzantine Emperor to tell him of his intentions and to ask him to send all the mosaic cubes that he could. He sent 40 wasq.[this means a camel load usually referring to wheat, and was 192.2 Kg.]

Mosaic date in text: 8 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
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Al-Dinawari, Kitab al-ahbar al tiwal, ed. by Guirgass (Leiden: 1888), p. 329, l. 17, quoted in Eustache de Lorey and Marguerite Gautier van Berchem, Monuments et Mémoires (Paris: Foundation Eugene Piot, 1929), p. 126


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