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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0001
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Wahmanaz Martan Shah Spur
Denomination:  Drachm
Place made:  Asia: Afghanistan, Zabulistan
Culture:  Western Turkic
Date made:  8th Century
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3.1
Weight (g):  3.33
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5591, July 1967, ex R. B. Whitehead.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust in frontal view, bearded; wearing crown with mural elements, a wing to left and right, with crescent and star above; a ribbon emerges from each shoulder; rosette on chest, double band of pellets from shoulder to sternum; hair gathered above each shoulder; double pellet border. Reverse: Bust of Adur (Fire) (?) in frontal view with nimbus of flames; ribbons emerge from shoulders; double pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Inner band: SPUR HUTAP GDH APZUT (Spur, Lord, his glory has increased) Outer Band: PUN SHEM Y YAZDTA SPUR BAG HUTAP WAMANAZ MRTAN MLKA (In the name of God, Spur, his majesty, Lord, Wahnamaz Martan, King) Reverse: Inner band: [In Brahmi] Sri VaLuDeVah (His perfection, King, the Lord) [In Pahlavi] TMANA ZBLYSTAN (Eight, Zabulistan). Outer band: SPUR MANYZDAN (The Lord from the Gods)

Bibliography:  Vondrovec (2014) Type 216, pp.669.

Notes:  Chipped at 0 degrees on obverse.

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Wahmanaz Martan Shah Spur
Turkic


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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