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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-S0108
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Shapur III
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  383-388
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.13
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3490, A. H. Baldwin, June 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Shapur III, facing r. on frontal bust, bearded, hair tied in bunch over l. shoulder, earring; crown, with floral decorative elements within, korymbos above, two ribbons extending to l.; single pellet band at neckline, double pellet band extending from shoulders to sternum; single pellet border. Reverse: Fire altar, with two steps at base, two steps at top, with altar slab above; fire atop altar, with bust within flames; attendants to l. and r. of altar, crowned, holding sword/barsom, facing towards altar; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MZDYSNA BGI ŠHPHRI MLKAN MLKA (MAZDAYASNA BAGI SHAHPURI MALKAN MALKA/Mazda-Worshipping, divine Shapur, King of Kings) Rev: ATŠ ŠH (ATASH SHAPUHR/Fire of Shapur) RAST (Truth)

Bibliography:  SNS 3.1.Obv.Ia1.Rev.1b.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Shapur III
Sasanian


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