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Obverse: Bust of Shapur II facing right; beard, mustache, hair in flowing curls, mural crown surmounted by a globe outlined with dots, drapery, earring, and necklace; grenetis. Reverse: Fire altar adorned with bands and bust of frohar rising from flames, crescent on r.; on each side a figure...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

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

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Sasanian, reign of Sapor II (Shapur II), 310–379

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: weight: 7.170 grams

Accession Number

35.705

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins