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(Obverse) Bust of Piroz I facing right; mustache, beard, flowing curls, crown with two wings surmounted by crescent and globe, streamers flutter above each shoulder; grenetis. Inscribed. (Reverse) Fire altar with a figure on each side; left of fire, star; right of fire, crescent, grenetis....

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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 Firoz, 459–484

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: weight: 4.150 grams

Accession Number

35.706

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins