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Coin

Bahram IV: (obverse) bust of king r. winged crown surmounted by globe, diadem; legend illegible; (reverse) fire-altar on either side king facing altar holding sword erect; mint monogram on right of figure grenetis. Silver.

Provenance

By 1932: with Kirkor Minassian; 1932: purchased by the MFA from Kirkor Minassian.* (Accession date: January 11, 1932) * Nine coins (32.15-23 were purchased as a group for $35.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Sasanian, reign of Bahram IV, A.D. 388–399

Accession Number

32.18

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins