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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-S0141
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Yazdgird I
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  399-420
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  4.11
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2638.
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Description:  Obverse: Yazdgird I, facing r. on frontal bust, bearded, hair tied in bunch over l. shoulder, earring; ribbon extending upwards from behind l. shoulder; crown, with pellet band, domed, crescent at front of crown, topped with upturned crescent with fireball within; single pellet band at neckline, double pellet lines extending from shoulder to sternum, where they connect to large hollow pellet; single pellet border. Reverse: Fire altar, with two steps at base, three steps at top, two ribbons extending down from centre of column; fire atop altar, depicted as four rows of four pellets, three pellets, two pellets and one pellet respectively; to l. and r. of altar flame, upturned crescent; two attendants, crowned, both facing in toward altar, holding sword/barsom; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MZDYSN BGI RAMŠTRI YZDKRTY MLKAN MLKA (MAZDAYASNA BAGI RAMSHATRI YAZDGIRD MALKAN MALKA/Mazda-worshipping, Divine, who maintains peace in his realm, Yazdgird, King of Kings). Rev: ADRY YZDKRTI (ADUR I YAZDGIRD/Fire of Yazdgird)

Bibliography:  SNS 3.1.Obv.Ib2.Rev.1a.Var.4.

2 Related People

Yazdgird I
Sasanian

420
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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