Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Everett Guy, Jan 27, 2021.
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Anushirwan (Khusru I) (531-579AD)
O: Crowned bust right.
R: Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames.
BYSh mint(Bishapur in Iran), dated year 42 (572 A.D.)
Gobl SN II/2
Here's my example...
Khusro I 531-579AD-AR Drachm-Max 31mm diameter-3.84 grams
Obverse..Facing bust, head right, wearing merlon crown with tassel to left and surmounted by crescent with 3 vertical lines. Crescents at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. Right of portrait kings name.
Reverse..Fire altar with two attendants standing facing either side of fire altar, wearing tall headgear, both hands on sword hilt. Star and crescent flanking flames of altar. Right-Mint HWC (Gunde-Shapur, Khuzistan) /Left- Regnal year 26 = 557AD.
But this is a real beauty in my eyes. Year 22 (= 552), mint Ardashir Khurra (Firuzabad). I forgot to put down weight and diameter, but these are pretty standard in Sasanian drachms.
Thanks for the info. I got this coin on a "that looks cool, Bid is low" and won it at $38, so I figured for the money it wasnt a bad deal. I dont have one so it will make a great addition
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