Artist Sasanian
Mint Mint of Hamadan
  • Drachm of Kavad I
Date 488 - 531 CE
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 1 1/8 × 1/16 inches (2.9 × 0.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William Deutsch
Accession Number 66.285
Department Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, obverse, in Pahlevi, to right, outwards and downwards: [translated: Kavad, strength]
Inscribed, reverse, in Pahlevi, to right, mint signature: AH [to left regnal year 31]
Dr. William Deutsch;
1966-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)