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ID number:  BIRBI-S0022
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Artashir I
Denomination:  Chalkous
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  224-242
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  17.12
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7323, A. H. Baldwin, 7th May 1970.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Artashir, facing r., bearded, crown with mural elements, with korymbos, 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: Legend illegible. Reverse: Legend illegible.

Bibliography:  SNS 1.Typ V/3a

2 Related People

Artashir I

Whitting, Philip David
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