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ID number:  BIRBI-WH0061
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Peroz I
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Hephthalite
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  2.94
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3942, A. H. Baldwin, September 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Peroz I facing r., crown with wings; two ribbons extending from shoulders; single pellet border; outside border l. tamgha (S 60); on r. tamgha (S 59); four pellets at 45, 135, 225, 315 degrees outside border. Reverse: Fire altar, with two attendants, crowned, arms raised above head; palm frond to r. of scene; star to l. of fire, crescent to r.; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ιοομο Reverse: No legend.

Bibliography:  Vondrovec (2014) Typ.289., pp.418.

Notes:  Clipped at 0 degrees on obverse; countermark on reverse at 0 degrees, crescent with pellet within.

2 Related People

Peroz I
Sasanian

484
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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