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ID number:  BIRBI-WH0088
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Artashir I
Denomination:  1/6 obol
Culture:  Sasanian
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.3
Weight (g):  1.85
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5404, Sotheby, 5th December 1966.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Artashir I? facing l.? Reverse: Fire altar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: A (?, Artashir?). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  Apparent unpublished type, early reign variant?

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Artashir I
Sasanian

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