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Coin

(Obverse) Bust of Khusrau II r., beard mustache, flowing curls, crown surmounted by two wings enclosing crescent and star, drapery, earring, and necklace; double grenetis, three crescents with stars on margin. Inscribed. (Reverse) Fire altar with streamers floating upwards; attendant on either side...

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Provenance

Lent by William O. Comstock, Oct. 6, 1914. (Accession date: Mar-04-1915)

Credit Line

Gift of William O. Comstock

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Sasanian, reign of Khusrau II, 590–628

Accession Number

15.303

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins