Coin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian, reign of Bahram II
A.D. 276–293


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: weight: 3.690 gr.

Accession Number

32.20

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Bahram II. Obverse: conjugate busts of Bahram II and his wife facing right; king wears winged crown, globe; queen wears a boar’s headed headdress; bust of son facing them wears an eagle’s head in front of headdress; (reverse) fire-altar attended by king on left wearing crown and globe raising right hand; queen on left offers chaplet with right hand; left hand on hip; frohar symbol on left of fire; taurus symbol on right, 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