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Imitation of coin of Kingdom of Persis with bust of king

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Obverse: Bearded bust to right, wearing satrapal headdress. Blundered legend, in Greek, around. Border of dots. Reverse: Fire-temple; to right, a bird perched to left on a tripod or smaller, rectangular structure; at left, ruler standing to right. Inscriptions in Greek at left, right and...

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By date unknown: with Edward Gans, 101 West 55th Street, New York 19, N.Y; gift of Edward Gans to MFA, October 10, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Gans

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.


Uncertain, Arabia (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 306.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins