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Sasanian drachm coin, 650's

  • Islamic, Iranian
  • Mint of Tabaristan

Silver

  • Overall: 15/16 inch (2.4 cm)

Gift of Dr. William Deutsch

66.290

Signed, reverse, in Pahlevi, mint name: [translated: Tabaristan]

Inscribed, obverse, in Pahlevi, to right, downwards: [translated: Khurshid] Inscribed, obverse, in Pahlevi, to left, downwards: [translated: may kingship increase] Inscribed, reverse, in Pahlevi, to left, downwards: [year date 115]

Dr. William Deutsch

1966-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Islamic, Iranian; Mint of Tabaristan, Sasanian drachm coin, 650's, silver. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. William Deutsch, 66.290.