ANCIENT - Sassanid Yazdgerd

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Windchild, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    My Other Purchase!


    Yazdegerd III or Yazdgerd III, the Final Sassanid King!


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    A Nice Sassanid AR with a counterstamp... :D :D



    Anyone know anything about this piece other than what I have above?


    Edit: I just realized that one of the pictures is upside down :confused:

    Also,

    More information!

    Shahanshah Khurso II

    Hepthalite Counterstamp
     
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  3. Ardatirion

    Ardatirion Où est mon poisson

    I can't see any of the pictures you've posted tonight. That's odd.
     
  4. Gil-galad

    Gil-galad I AM SPARTACUS

    I can't see any photos either.
     
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    WC: I know nothing about these. Anoob will know as will others on this forum. BTW, I am having no problem seeing the images.
     
  6. Gil-galad

    Gil-galad I AM SPARTACUS

    Yep, I can see this one now too.
     
  7. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Nice coin, but I don't know from Sassanids. Medorman's your man.
     
  8. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice coin.
     
  9. Ardatirion

    Ardatirion Où est mon poisson

    Looks like Khurso II to me. I'll read the mint and date tomorrow, if no one else chimes in.
     
  10. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I agree. However, that counterstamp is Hepthalite. So overall its fairly similar value, but it is something different than what you were told.

    Cool coin.
     
  11. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    I was hoping the counterstamp was Hunnic :D


    I bought this coin on the fact that it was cooler than the cost of $40 (and I thought it was underpriced)...
     
  12. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    It was underpriced. These usually run around $100 for my cheap rear. I am leaving on business, but can look up the countermark in Gobl later this week if no one else does.
     
  13. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    very cool sassanid WC! don't think i've ever seen one of those counterstamped before.
     
  14. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Fairly common on Peroz and Khusro II coins. A large percentage of hepthalite coins are actually countermarked sassanid coins, especially of these two rulers.

    There are reasons for this of course, but probably too boring for most of you. They are found, though, on all sassanid coins between Peroz and Khusro II, just in smaller numbers.
     
  15. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    Please share :bow::bow:
     
  16. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Very cool lookin' coin, my young friend!! (I am absolutely lovin' the counterstamp!!)

    :high5:
     
  17. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Interesting coin and nice pickup. Still don't have a Sassanid or any other Persian coin yet.
     
  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    While I agree it is Khusro II, it is too early for my mind to tackle reading the reverse. What I see that interests me is what I believe to be a plugged hole or a matching lump on both sides if I am guessing the orientation correctly. These often seem to have the plug and I suspect that they are ancient if not done at the mint. I wonder if they are weight control or repairing defects but it is a subject I'd like to know more about. My coin here (RD - Rayy mint year 25?) has one, too.
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    For the record, below is a Yasdgard III, SK Sakastan year 4, I believe. A year or so ago Frank Robinson had a pile of these many of which having ragged or chippy edges which seems to be a common problem with this king.
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  19. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    I'm not sure what you mean...
     
  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    On my coin note obverse on the inner circle of dots just right of the king's nose. On the reverse look between the base of the fire altar and the feet of the left attendant. These two raised lumps are back to back on the coin and suggest to me a silver plug was inserted in the coin at that position. There are similar lumps on the OP coin but the obverse one is much smaller. The question is whether they line up. Most Sasanian coins have 3h or 9h axes and allowing for the inverted photo, I suspect they are close.
     
  21. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    On my coin note obverse on the inner circle of dots just right of the king's nose. On the reverse look between the base of the fire altar and the feet of the left attendant. These two raised lumps are back to back on the coin and suggest to me a silver plug was inserted in the coin at that position. There are similar lumps on the OP coin but the obverse one is much smaller. The question is whether they line up. Most Sasanian coins have 3h or 9h axes and allowing for the inverted photo, I suspect they are close. Also, I believe that long gouge on the reverse leading into the lump is not an accidental damage. Perhaps someone will have other similar digs on similar coins to show. There are enough similar marks on these coins that I can not accept them as random but I don't have the background to understand them.
     
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