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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-S0190
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Peroz I; Meshan
Denomination:  Drachm
Place made:  Meshan
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  459-484
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  3.64
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6419, Spink, 14th January 1969.
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Description:  Obverse: Peroz I, facing r. on frontal bust, bearded, earring of three pellets in triangle formation; ribbon extending upwards from behind l. shoulder; first crown, with pellet band, domed cap, with pellets in pyramid formation, crescent at front, topped with upturned crescent with fireball within; single pellet band at neckline, double pellet lines extending from shoulder to sternum, where they connect to large hollow pellet; single pellet border. Reverse: Fire altar, with three steps at base, three steps at top, two ribbons extending down from centre of column; fire atop altar, depicted as four rows of four pellets, three pellets, two pellets and one pellet respectively; two attendants, both facing in toward altar, crowned, arms raised in adoration; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MZDYSN BGI KDI PIROCH (Mazdayasn Bagi Kadi Piroch/ Mazda worshipping divine fortunate Peroz). Reverse: PIROCHI (The Victor) MI (Meshan)

Bibliography:  SNS 3.1.Obv.I.Rev.1a.

3 Related People

Peroz I
Sasanian

484
Meshan
Sasanian


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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