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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0058
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Yazdgird I
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Hephthalite
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  2.80
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7040, A. H. Baldwin, 26th July 1969.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Yazdgird I, in profile view right; crown with crescent at front, crescent above; ribbons behind bust; single pellet border. Reverse: Fire altar, with two attendants, crescent with pellet to l. and r. of fire; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Remnants of Pahlavi legend. Reverse: No legend.

Bibliography:  Apparent unpublished type in Vondrovec.

Notes:  Hephthalite imitation of Yazdgerd I?

2 Related People

Yazdgird I
Sasanian

420
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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