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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-S0009
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Artashir I
Denomination:  Half-Drachm
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  224-242
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  1.91
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7882, A. H. Baldwin, May 1972.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Artashir, frontal, bearded, with Parthian crown and flaps, upturned crescent with single pellet in crown, single pellet border. Reverse: Bust of Papak, facing l., bearded, with Parthian crown and flaps, single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: BGI ARTHŠTR MLKA (Divine Artashir, King) Reverse: PUS BGI PPAKY MLKA (PUS BAGI PAPAKY MALKA/Son of Divine Papak, King)

Bibliography:  SNS 1.Typ I(1)/I(1)

2 Related People

Artashir I
Sasanian

242
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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