Sassanian Tabaristan

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  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Here's a nice little pickup for 19$

    ½ Drachm - "Ispahbadh of Tabaristan" Khurshid - 740-760 AD (Tabaristan mint 752/3 AD )

    Obverse-Bust right,crescent in right field, breast ornament with 4 pellets.Pellet above crown to right, Name in Pahlavi.
    Reverse- Fire altar with 2 attendants; star left and crescent right of flames.


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    Post your Sassanians
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  3. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Sweet pick up! Here's my only one:

    Khusru II, Sassanian Kingdom, AD 590-628
    AR, 31.5mm, 4.12g, 2h
    Obv.: Bust of Sassanian king facing right wearing winged crown
    Rev.: Fire altar flanked by two attendants
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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

    Nice coins @Spaniard and @Jwt708 ! I don't have any Sassanians yet but I'm thinking of branching out.
  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Suleiman of Tabaristan (787-789 AD) saw it as contrary to religious teachings to place a graven image of his face on his hemidrachm so he replaced it with a diamond enclosing the word good.
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  6. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    I have various Sasanian coins (they seemed the natural follow-up to my period of specializing in Parthians ;) ) but have already posted most of them previously. Here's one I haven't shown before, a drachm of Hormuz IV (579-590 AD) minted in Yazd in central Iran:
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  7. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Dang good find! I spent 30 on mine and its not nearly as saweeeet as yours. Nevertheless, here he is.
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    Khusro I: 531-579 (Son of
    Kavad I)
    AR Drachm, Year 32 (563/564),
    Veh-Kavad pwzn | hwslwb
    Facing bust, head right, wearing
    merlon crown with tassel to left
    and surmounted by crescent with
    |||: inside single dotted-border,
    crescents at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock
    dwcsyh | WYH Fire altar with two
    attendants standing facing,
    wearing tall headgear, both hands
    on sword hilt, all inside single

    And his boy

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    Khusro II: 591-628 (Son of
    Khusro I)
    AR Drachm, Year 14 (603/604),
    Ram-Hormizd GDH apzwt | hwslwb
    Facing bust, head right, wearing
    winged crown with star and
    crescent, inside double dotted-
    border, crescents with stars at 3, 6
    and 9 o'clockAPD in lower-right
    margin chldh | RAM Fire altar with
    two attendants standing facing,
    both hands on sword hilt,
    crescents on heads, all inside triple
    dotted-border, crescents with stars
    at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock
  8. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    That's a sweet little coin for 19 bucks @Spaniard !

    Here's mine from Tabaristan...

  9. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Persia Sassanian Ardashir III 628-629 CE AR Drachm 36mm 3.85g Zoroastrian Fire Alter Gobl II-1 yr 2 Delta RARE
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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Does anyone know an online link that would help me read the PYE date on this Khurshid? I feel like it ends in 4??? 104 or 114?
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  11. arnoldoe

    arnoldoe Well-Known Member

    It matches this coin, assuming the CNG attribution is correct.. PYE 94

    Tabaristan. Dabuyid Ispahbads. Farrukhan Buzurg. Circa AD 711-728/30. AR Hemidrachm . Second Series. Tabaristan mint. Dated PYE 75 = AH 108 (AD 726/7).
    Obverse: Crowned Sassanian style bust right; ’pd and nwk’ in Pahlavi in outer margin
    Reverse: Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; alternating triple pellets and star-in-crescents in outer margin. References: Malek 16.1-11; Album 50; ICV –.
    24mm 2.1g
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