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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...

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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)

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Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Sasanian, reign of Narses, A.D. 293–303


Overall: weight: 7.340 gm.

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The Ancient World


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