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Coin Portraying King Chosroes II

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

590-628

Artist:

Persian

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of King Chosroes II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, facing to the right. The back (reverse) shows a fire altar with attendants, a crescent and star flank the flames.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Iranian

Title

Coin Portraying King Chosroes II

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

590 CE–628 CE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2.9 cm; 3.93 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2735

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