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ID number:  BIRBI-S0693
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Khusrau II; Stakhr
Denomination:  Drachm
Place made:  Fars: Estakhr
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  613-614
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3.02
Weight (g):  3.59
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4673, Glendining, 14th April 1964, "No123".
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Description:  Obverse: Khusrau II facing r. on frontal bust, bearded, with hair tied in a bunch over r. shoulder, earring of three pellets in triangle formation; six-pointed star to l. and r. of crown; crown with double pellet band, with dome and mural elements above, vertical line extending up connecting to upturned crescent with six-pointed star within, two wings extending from centre of vertical line; upturned crescent to r. of crown; upturned crescent above r. shoulder; single pellet band at neckline, with single large pellet at centre, double pellet band running from shoulder to sternum, two pellets on breast, upturned crescent with six-pointed star in both shoulders; two ribbons extending upward from behind shoulders; double pellet border; crescent with six-pointed star at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. Reverse: Fire altar, hour-glass type, with three steps at base, three steps at top, ribbons extending upwards from centre; fire atop altar, depicted as four rows of four pellets, three pellets, two pellets and one pellet respectively; six-pointed star to l. of fire, upturned crescent to r. of fire; flanking the altar two attendants, wearing crowns, arms lowered to waist, where they clasp a sword/barsom, trousers depicted with chevrons, single ribbon rising upward from neck of each attendant; triple pellet border; crescent with six-pointed star at 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: [Symbol for Xvarrah] AFZUT (May his glory increase) HUSRUI (Khusrau) Reverse: CHAHARVIST (Twenty-four) ST (Stakhr)

Bibliography:  Göbl 19.b

Notes:  Clipped

3 Related People

Khusrau II
Sasanian
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Stakhr
Sasanian


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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