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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-S0023
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Artashir I
Denomination:  Chalkous
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  224-242
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  11.39
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3976, A. H. Baldwin, October 1961, ex. R. G. B.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Artashir, facing r., bearded, Parthian crown with flaps and korymbos, with bust of Shapur I, facing l., crowned with Parthian crown, single pellet border. Reverse: Fire altar, round column, with fire atop altar, single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Legend illegible. Reverse: Legend illegible.

Bibliography:  SNS 1.Typ VIII/3a

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Artashir I
Sasanian

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