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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-S1038
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Shapur II
Denomination:  2 Chalkoi
Culture:  Sasanian
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.93
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  0.00
BIRBI-S1038.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Shapur II facing r. on frontal bust, bearded, with hair flowing behind r. shoulder; crown, with mural elements; single pellet border. Reverse: Fire altar, with large slab at top, flames depicted as large pellets atop, ribbons flowing down from altar slab; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: SHP… (SHAPUR/Shapur?)

Bibliography:  SNS 3/2.Table 19.281,Typ. Ib1/3a

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