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Bahram II. Obverse: conjugate busts of Bahram II and his wife facing right; king wears winged crown, globe; queen wears a boar's headed headdress; bust of son facing them wears an eagle's head in front of headdress; (reverse) fire-altar attended by king on left wearing crown and globe raising...

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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 II, A.D. 276–293


Legacy dimension: weight: 3.690 gr.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins