Coin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian, reign of Bahram VI
590–591


Dimensions

Overall: weight: 4.300 gm.

Accession Number

35.273

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Barham II, beard, mustache, wearing crown surmounted by a crescent containing globe, diadem, drapery, earring, and necklace; crescents on either side of head, star in front of face; grenetis. Inscription. Reverse: Fire altar adorned with bands that float upwards, on either side an attendant holding sword in front; star on either side of fire; crescent on either side of base; grenetis. Inscribed.

Provenance

By 1935: private collection; 1935: Given to the MFA by an anonymous donor in memory of Zoe Wilbour (1864-1885), 4 April 1935.
(Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)