2 Sassy Sasanians

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mat, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I have been in the mood to acquire a few Sasanians lately and luckily Vauctions/Pars Coins had a large assortment in the last auction.

    I was targeting the low bid examples for rulers I didn't have and was able to acquire these two at opening bids. Still cheaper than buying individually from a dealer despite the 18% juice added & shipping.

    I had a few others I targeted of the same rulers but Frank Robinson himself outbid me on all of them, so I guess these two didn't appeal to him, thankfully.

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    Yazdgird (Yazdgard) I (399 - 420 A.D.)
    AR Drachm
    O: Bust of Yazdgard I on floral ornament right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos.
    R: Fire altar with ribbons, flanked by two attendants, crescents and letters flanking flames.
    AW (Ahwaz) mint
    4.16g
    28mm
    SNS type Ib1/1a var. 4 ; Göbl type I/1; Paruck -; Saeedi -; Sunrise 915var.

    Ex. VAuctions Sale 354, Lot 133


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    Varhran (Bahram) V (420-438 A.D.)
    AR Drachm
    O: Bust right, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent.
    R: Fire altar with head of Bahram right on shaft; flanked by two attendants.
    Ray Mint
    4.22g
    30mm
    SNS type Ia/2; Göbl type I/2; Paruck -; Saeedi -; Sunrise 922var.

    Ex. VAuctions Sale 354, Lot 148
     
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

  4. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Both nice coins. Like their large flans.
     
  5. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @Mat.......Nice looking pair!...I nearly bid on the 2nd as the chunky reverse altar and overall pose of the attendants really appealed....Cool pick ups!
     
  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Nice coins, @Mat .

    My two are the start and near-end of the Sasanians.

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  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

  8. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Both are great @Mat

    all I have to share is Khosro II
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