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Coin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian, reign of Bahram IV
A.D. 388–399


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: weight: 3.970 grams

Accession Number

32.18

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Bahram IV: (obverse) bust of king r. winged crown surmounted by globe, diadem; legend illegible; (reverse) fire-altar on either side king facing altar holding sword erect; mint monogram on right of figure grenetis. Silver.

Provenance

By 1932: with Kirkor Minassian; 1932: purchased by the MFA from Kirkor Minassian.*
(Accession date: January 11, 1932)

* Nine coins (32.15-23 were purchased as a group for $35.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund