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ID number:  BIRBI-WH0025
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Napki Malka
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Nezak
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  3.41
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2726, ex Sassanian lot c.1944.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of ruler in profile view right, moustache, wearing a winged crown with buffalo head and a crescent; two ribbons attached to the neckline. Reverse: Fire altar, two attendants, holding spears, wheels/Dharmachakra above heads.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: YPKI MLK - Š (Napki Malka Shah) Reverse: [In Brahmi] Pa/Sa (?)

Bibliography:  Vondrovec (2014) Typ.222(Early)., pp.472.

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
Napki Malka

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