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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-S0059
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Narseh; Persia
Denomination:  Dinar
Place made:  Iran
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  293-302
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  7.16
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0130B. A. H. Baldwin 1973.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Narseh bearded and draped r. with plaited hair, wearing a crown with three foliated branches and a globe. Reverse: Fire altar attended by king l. and priest r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: mazdayasn bagī Narsehī… mino-chilrī min yazdān (divine Mazda-worshipper Narseh king of kings of Iran, of spiritual origin and worthy of worship). Reverse: malkī (royal).

Bibliography:  Paruck 170

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

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