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Drachma (Coin) Portraying Chosroes I

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

531-579

Artist:

Sasanian; Persia (now Iran)

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays Chosroes I.

The scene on the back includes a pyre burning on an altar, with a star above.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Iranian

Title

Drachma (Coin) Portraying Chosroes I

Origin

Iran

Date

Struck 531 CE–579 CE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 3 cm; 3.24 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1922.4257

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