Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian, reign of Narses
Overall: weight: 7.340 gm.
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Obverse: Bust of Narses, beard, mustache, plaited hair divided, crown with three foliated branches and streamers surmounted by a globe adorned with six dots. Inscription. Reverse: Fire altar with bands and triple dots; attended by king on left wearing crown and globe, holding a sword; on right by priest with mural crown holding sword; left of fire frohar symbol; right of fire taurus symbol; grenetis. No inscription.
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)