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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Ruler: Shapur I
Mint: Seleucia ad Tigrim
Artist: Unknown

Drachm of Shapur I from Seleucia ad Tigrim

241–56

Silver

3.47 g, 3:00, 24.5 mm
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.6000.47
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Sassanian, 3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Numismatics
Geography: 
Made in Seleucia ad Tigrim, Syria
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos, present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Library, New Haven Conn., 1938–2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 338, no. 29, pl. 29.

Jennifer Chi and Sebastian Heath, eds., Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2011), 67, no. 66, fig. 3–7.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.