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Maker(s):Hormizd II (minted under)
Culture:Near Eastern; Sasanian
Title:Drachm of Hormizd II
Date Made:303-309 CE
Type:Coin/Money
Materials:Silver
Place Made:Asia; Mashriq
Measurements:Overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
Accession Number:  MH 2013.23
Credit Line:Purchase in honor of Emily Wood (Class of 2009)
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Description:
Obverse: Crowned bust of Hormizd right, wearing earring. Eagle and korymbos in crown.
Obverse legend: Pahlavi (Middle Persian) inscription in margin surrounding.
Reverse: Fire altar with attendants flanking and garland, bust of Ahuramazda in flames.
Reverse legend: Pahlavi (Middle Persian) in left and right margin.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; numismatics

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