Coin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian, reign of Firoz
459–484


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: weight: 4.150 grams

Accession Number

35.706

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

(Obverse) Bust of Piroz I facing right; mustache, beard, flowing curls, crown with two wings surmounted by crescent and globe, streamers flutter above each shoulder; grenetis. Inscribed. (Reverse) Fire altar with a figure on each side; left of fire, star; right of fire, crescent, 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)