Khusro 1

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  1. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    I picked this up at auction today.

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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice addition, here's mine.

    Anushirwan (Khusru I) (531-579AD)
    Sasanian Empire
    AR Drachm
    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
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  4. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    Here's a Khusro I from my collection, Darabgard mint, year 30:
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  5. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Very nice!....Regional year 8 = 539AD
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    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.
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  6. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    This coin is a bit damaged, but it's a very early year and the price was reasonable. The picture is a Zeno screenshot. Many of your coins might be on Zeno without you realizing...

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    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.

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  7. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    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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