Coin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian, reign of Sapor II (Shapur II)
310–379


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: weight: 7.170 grams

Accession Number

35.705

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Shapur II facing right; beard, mustache, hair in flowing curls, mural crown surmounted by a globe outlined with dots, drapery, earring, and necklace; grenetis. Reverse: Fire altar adorned with bands and bust of frohar rising from flames, crescent on r.; on each side a figure faces altar, on right king with globed crown and sword.

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)