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Obol

Period:
Parthian
Date:
ca. 1st century B.C.
Geography:
Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr
Culture:
Parthian
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
3/8 in. (1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Coins-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.30.333
Not on view
1935, excavated by J.M. Upton, W. Hauser and C.K. Wilkinson on behalf of The Persian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1936, ceded in the division of finds.
Frye, Richard N., ed. 1973. Sasanian Remains from Qasr-i Abu Nasr: Seals, Sealings, and Coins. Harvard Iranian Series, I. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, no. 8, p. 26, pl. I.

Whitcomb, Donald S. 1985. Before the Roses and Nightingales: Excavations at Qasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 249.
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