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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0057
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Uncertain Caliph; Shapur III
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Abbasid
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  2.77
Axis (degrees):  90.00
BIRBI-WH0057.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Shapur III in profile view right; wearing crown with crescent above. Ribbon behind bust. Reverse: Fire altar, with face on altar, two attendants.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Legend illegible. Reverse: No legend.

Bibliography:  Apparent unpublished type.

Notes:  Possible mule, with imitation of Shapur III on obverse (possibly Kidarite imitation) and Abbasid Bukharan issue on reverse.

2 Related People

Uncertain Caliph



Shapur III
Sasanian


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