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ID number:  BIRBI-S0113
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Varhran IV; Persia
Denomination:  Dinar
Place made:  Iran
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  388-399
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  7.04
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition. Gift of Mr. Richard Williams, 1981.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Varhran bearded and draped r. wearing winged crown with globe.

Reverse: Fire altar with incense holders to l. and r, rd inscribed on altar.

Bibliography:  Göbl obv. 250 and rev. 236

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project. Forgery according to Göbl, ATG results do not bear this out.

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