Coin (half "dirham") of Yazdigird I - ROM2007_9554_7


Coin (half "dirham") of Yazdigird I

Geography: Iran or Iraq
Date: 399-420 CE
Period: Reign of Yazdigird I, Sasanian Period
0.2 x 2.1 cm
Object number: 981.194.12
Credit Line: Given in memory of William Douglas Cruikshank and his Family.
On view
Gallery Location:Wirth Gallery of the Middle East
DescriptionYazdigird I ruled uneventfully for 21 years, but this coin struck in his reign did have one memorable event: it was turned into a pendant by having a small loop attached. Judging by the placement of the loop, the face of Yazdigird was not the focus of the pendant, however, it was the depiction of a Zoroastrian fire temple on the reverse.
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