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Offline Desibot

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Shapur coin
« on: October 19, 2017, 05:27:28 PM »
Hi any info on this sasanian coin
Thanks in advance

Offline Figleaf

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Re: Shapur coin
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 11:42:34 AM »
In view of the silence, it may be a bit too far gone for identification. It is, however, a good coin to practice cleaning on. See the board "Cleaning, conservation and storage", in particular this thread.

Peter
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Re: Shapur coin
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 12:09:03 PM »
Thanks for your reply
Is there any chance of a coin like this budda being restored
To something or is it too far gone

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Re: Shapur coin
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 12:50:36 PM »
The Kushan coin will be easier to curate than the Sassanian, because it is copper, while the Sassanian coin is low grade silver. I recommend Bruce's double soda solution for the Kushan coin. See this thread.

Peter
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Re: Shapur coin
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 08:17:35 PM »
First coin is Kushano-Sassanian, a tributary state in modern Afghanistan, although directly administered by the imperial Sassanians on a few occasions. I think it is Hormazd I:

https://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=2127

The extra wide fire altar is diagnostic; Imperial Sassanian coins never depict it so squat with a wide bowl.