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Persia silver coin
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The foreign coins in Chang’an were only for enjoying and being buried with the dead, instead of being circulated.

History of the Object
The coin has wider rim, supposed to be silver coin of the end of Sasanian Dynasty. On the top there’s the emperor’s side bust portrait with crown, while on the tail there’s a priest holding pokers before a fire altar. Ancient Persia (now Iran) has frequent economic and cultural communication with Tang Dynasty, so the silver coin produced in 7 century’s Sasanian Dynasty was circulated into China along the Silk Road.

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Type
Coins and medals 
Materials
silver 
Measurements
Diameter: 2.8cm 
Creator name
Sasanian Dynasty 
Creator date
 
Where it was made
Ancient Persia 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 3rd century ~ AD 7th century 
Creation date
ADE 226-651 
Function
Coin 
Acquisition
 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Tang West Market Museum 
Museum
Tang West Market Museum  
Credit line
 

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