Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian, reign of Sapor II (Shapur II)
Legacy dimension: weight: 7.170 grams
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
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.
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)
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)