Coin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian, reign of Khusrau II
590–628


Accession Number

15.303

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

(Obverse) Bust of Khusrau II r., beard mustache, flowing curls, crown surmounted by two wings enclosing crescent and star, drapery, earring, and necklace; double grenetis, three crescents with stars on margin. Inscribed. (Reverse) Fire altar with streamers floating upwards; attendant on either side in frontal position holding sword l. of fire altar star, r. crescent; triple grenetis , four crescents with stars on margin. Inscribed. Like 594.14 but cut down.

Provenance

Lent by William O. Comstock, Oct. 6, 1914. (Accession date: Mar-04-1915)

Credit Line

Gift of William O. Comstock