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Maker(s):Shapur I (minted under)
Culture:Near Eastern; Sasanian
Title:Drachm of Shapur I
Date Made:240-272 CE
Type:Coin/Money
Materials:Silver (AG)
Place Made:Asia; Near East; Mashriq; Iran; Persis (Fārs)
Measurements:27mm; 4.270g
Accession Number:  MH 2004.13.509
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Nathan Whitman
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Obverse: Crowned bust facing right with dotted border in margin; Middle Persian inscription around edge of field
Reverse: Fire altar flanked by two guards/attendants with dotted border in margin; Middle Persian inscription in right and left field near edge

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; numismatics

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