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Coin Portraying King Sapor II

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

AD 309/379

Artist:

Sasanian; Persia (now Iran)

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the Sasanian king Sapor II, facing right.

On the back (reverse), a flaming pyre is shown between two standing figures.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Iranian

Title

Coin Portraying King Sapor II

Origin

Khorasan

Date

Struck 309 CE–379 CE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2.8 cm; 4.20 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1391

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