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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1938,0216.1

  • Denomination

    • drachm
  • Description

    Silver coin.(obverse) Bust of Boran right, wearing jewelled cap, crown with triple floral motif, globe and crescent above pair of wings, crescent in front, star left and right. Long hair hanging in braids, pendant on chest, crescent on left shoulder. 2 rings, star and crescent symbols.
    (reverse) Fire altar with upturned diadem ties. Two facing attendants wearing crescent-shaped crowns, holding staff resting on the ground in front. Star left, crescent right of flames. 3 rings, star and crescent symbols.

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  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 630 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 3.1 grammes (Clipped.)
    • Diameter: 29 Missing value
    • Die-axis: 9 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Pahlavi (Middle Persian)
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Pahlavi (Middle Persian)
      • Inscription Transliteration

        3h: WLC; 9h: ’ywky.
      • Inscription Translation

        WLC (mint mark, right); 1 (regnal year, left).
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Pahlavi (Middle Persian)
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Pahlavi (Middle Persian)
      • Inscription Transliteration

        11h (inner line): ’pzwty; 10h (outer line): GDH; 2h: bwlany.
      • Inscription Translation

        Boran has increased the royal glory.
  • Bibliography

    • Gőbl 1971 I/1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1938

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1938,0216.1

Silver coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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