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ID number:  BIRBI-S0254
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Kavad I; Kerman
Denomination:  Drachm
Place made:  Kerman
Culture:  Sasanian
Date made:  491-492
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  3.65
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7917, Spink, 24th August 1972.

Description:  Obverse: Kavad I facing r. on frontal bust, bearded, with hair tied in a bunch over r. shoulder, earring of three pellets in triangle formation; six-pointed star to l. of crown; crown with double pellet band, mural elements, vertical line extending up connecting to upturned crescent with globe of fire within, small ribbon extending l. below crescent; upturned crescent to r. of crown; upturned crescent above l. and r. shoulder; double pellet band at neckline, double pellet band running from shoulder to sternum, two pellets in both shoulders; two ribbons extending upward from behind shoulders; single pellet border.

Reverse: Fire altar, narrow-column type, with three steps at base, three steps at top, ribbons extending downwards from centre; fire atop altar, depicted as four rows of four pellets, three pellets, two pellets and one pellet respectively; six-pointed star to l. of fire, upturned crescent to r. of fire; flanking the altar two attendants, arms raised towards the fire; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: KVAT (Kavad)

Reverse: ARBA (Four) KA (Kerman)

Bibliography:  Göbl 18.1.a.1

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
Kavad I

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