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Drachm of Khusro II

ca. 613-616 CE
1 1/8 x 1/16 in. (2.8 x 0.1 cm)

Unknown, Sassanian


Object Type: Numismatics
Medium and Support: Silver
Credit Line: Bequest of Isabel C. Herdle
Accession Number: 2005.183
Location: Currently on view
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Sassanian kings wear crowns that incorporate symbols associated with the Zoroastrian religion and idea of divine kingship. Khusro wears a winged crown, in contrast to Shapur’s turret crown [seen in 95.24].

[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Isabel C. Herdle, Rochester, NY; her bequest to the Gallery in 2005

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