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ID number:  BIRBI-S0123
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Varhran IV; Sakastan
Denomination:  Drachm
Place made:  Sakastan
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  388-399
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  3.98
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4123, A. H. Baldwin, 22nd August 1963, F. W. Baldwin.
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Description:  Obverse: Varhran IV, facing r. on frontal bust, bearded, hair tied in bunch over l, shoulder, earring; crown, with single pellet band, mural elements, wings extending from crown to l. field, korymbos above crown; pellet band at neckline; single pellet border. Reverse: Fire altar, with two steps at base, two steps at top, with altar slab above steps, two ribbons extending down from altar column; bust atop altar; attendants flank the altar, crowned, holding swords/barsom; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MAZDAYASN (Mazda-worshipping) Reverse: ATASH WAHRAN (Fire of Varhran) SK (Sakastan) RAST (Truth)

Bibliography:  SNS 3.1.Obv.Ib2.Rev.2a.

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Whitting, Philip David
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