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Coin

Ardashir I: (2) Bust of king r.; wearing helmet with star device and earflap; diadem and cuirass; legend; Mazda-worshipping divinity Ardashir, king of Eran"; (reverse) fire-altar and incense vessels; legend: "Fire of Ardashir". 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 Ardashir I, A.D. 211 to 241

Accession Number

32.19

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins