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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0060
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Varhran IV
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Central Asian
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  3.74
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4153, A. H. Baldwin, 21st October 1963, ex. Pre-1939 parcel.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Varhran IV facing r., crown with wings and crescent above; two ribbons extending from shoulders; star to l. of bust; single pellet border; crescent at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. Reverse: Fire altar, with two attendants, crowned; star to l. of fire, crescent to r.; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Unidentified legend r. of bust on obverse. Reverse: None.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Varhran IV
Sasanian

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