SASANIAN KINGS. Vahrām (Bahram) V. AD 420-438. AR Drachm (31mm, 3.75 g, 2h). ML (Merv) mint. Bust right, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent / Fire altar withribbons; head of Bahram right on shaft; flanked by two attendants. SNS type Ib2/1. Toned, slightly crystallized surfaces, edge chipped. VF. Rare with mint signature. Its a coin of Vahran V, the famous Bahram Gor, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahram_V. He is famous in Persian and Arabic lore. It does list he had wars with the Kidarites in the eastern portion of his empire. This is where this coin comes in. Its listed as a Sasanian issue, but LOOK at that reverse. For those who know Sasanian coins, the reverse show their holy fire alter and (usually) 2 attendants to the flame. This die instead converts a fire alter into a man standing, the flames becoming his hair and arms and a torso. This would be the equivalent of someone taking a Byzantine coin and converting the cross on the reverse into a Gumby character. I looked it up in SNS and I guess I never paid attention his reverse came like this on some of his coins. I wonder why/how they justified this?