Sassanian Coin Pendant

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 October 2016
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The coin was probably turned into jewellery after circulating for some time. The fact that it is was made from silver (and gold) suggests that coin jewellery was popular among elite and wealthy people. Silver drachm coin of the Sassanian King Shapur II (Shapur II the Great), reigned 309-379 CE. Bequeathed by Pandit Bhagvanlal Indraji. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 28). Sassanian Coin Pendant. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5937/sassanian-coin-pendant/

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