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ID number:  BIRBI-WH0077
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Darabgird
Denomination:  Chalkous
Place made:  Asia: Iran, Fars, Darab
Culture:  Arabic
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  3.76
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5120, A. H. Baldwin, ex. P. Thorburn.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Shah, crowned, within two concentric borders; crescent at 90, 180 and 270 degrees, with three pellets in triangle formation either side of each. Reverse: Fire-altar, within single border, crescents at 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: بسم الله Reverse: DA (Darabgird) APZT (AFZUT/It has increased [In retrograde])

Bibliography:  Gyselen (2000) Arab-Sasanian Copper Coinage, Type 10a, pp.125.

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Whitting, Philip David
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