Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Nov 12, 2019.
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I am not an expert on Sassanian (Reich der Sasaniden) coins, but I like to look for examples online. I found several like your coin. It looks like your coin is a recent unsold lot (at least the pics are the same). I noticed hints of over / double striking on the reverse of your coin.
I found a dozen on line and see more weight variation than I would have expected for a gold coin (3.91 to 4.61 grams). That is a bad sign to me. The weight of your coin, 4.18) is near most of the examples.
A further point. I hesitate to judge the color of a coin using digital images which may not be exactly what the color is so I could be dead wrong about this but this looks to me like a later gold alloy rather than the color of the kind of ancient coins I am familiar with. Again I urge you to allow someone who is an expert in Middle Eastern coinage to take a look at the coin. There is a gentleman residing in Southern California who is, I believe, a Persian, who advertises on the Net and has many Parthian and Sassanian coins for sale. You might try finding his site and sending this picture to him. Please do let us know what you are able to determine from your inquiries.
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