Artist Islamic, Iranian
Mint Mint of Tabaristan
Title
  • Sasanian drachm coin
  • Dirham
  • Dirhem, Posthumous Coinage of Khurshid, under the Arabs 761-766 A.D. (alternate title)
Date 650's
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 15/16 inch (2.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William Deutsch
Accession Number 66.290
Department Islamic Art
On View Islamic N120, Level 1 (see map)
Signed Signed, reverse, in Pahlevi, mint name: [translated: Tabaristan]
Inscriptions Inscribed, obverse, in Pahlevi, to right, downwards: [translated: Khurshid]
Inscribed, obverse, in Pahlevi, to left, downwards: [translated: may kingship increase]
Inscribed, reverse, in Pahlevi, to left, downwards: [year date 115]
Dr. William Deutsch;
1966-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)