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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0106
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Varhran IV
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Kidarite
Date made:  5-6th Century AD
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  3.24
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2132.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Varhran IV, bearded, crowned, with wings on crown; single pellet border. Reverse: Fire altar, with two attendants, holding barsom; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Blundered Pahlavi? Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  Paruck 293.

2 Related People

Varhran IV
Sasanian

399
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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