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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-S0003
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Artashir I
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  224-242
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  3.69
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7988, A. H. Baldwin, 30th May 1973.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Artashir, facing r., bearded, with Parthian crown and flaps, six-pointed star in crown, single pellet border. Reverse: Fire altar, with round column, altar slab with pellet band; two lower censors l. and r. of altar; fire atop altar; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MZDYSN BGI ARTHŠTR MLKAN MLKA AYRAN (MAZDAYASNA BAGI ARTHSHTIR MALKAN MALKA AYRAN/Mazda-worshipping Divine Artashir, King of Kings of Iran) Reverse: NURA ZI ARTHŠTR (Fire of Artashir)

Bibliography:  SNS 1.Typ IIa/3a

2 Related People

Artashir I
Sasanian

242
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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