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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-S0024
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Artashir I
Denomination:  Chalkous
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  224-242
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.15
Axis (degrees):  180.00
BIRBI-S0024.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Artashir, frontal, bearded, with Parthian crown and flaps, single pellet in crown, single pellet border. Reverse: Fire altar, with round column, altar slab with pellet band; two lower censors l. and r. of altar; fire atop altar; single pellet border.

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

Bibliography:  SNS 1.Typ I/2

1 Related People

Artashir I
Sasanian

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