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Coin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian, reign of Ardashir I
A.D. 211 to 241


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: weight: 13.370 grams

Accession Number

32.19

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Ardashir I: (2) Bust of king r.; wearing helmet with star device and earflap; diadem and cuirass; legend; Mazda-worshipping divinity Ardashir, king of Eran”; (reverse) fire-altar and incense vessels; legend: “Fire of Ardashir”. 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