So many people know about the tetradrachms the Parthians issued for the Greek speaking population after they took over from the Seleukids. They are a fairly popular coin type to collect. Many might know after the Sassanids took over Ardashir kept producing these. I guess I figured that was the end of it, having never seen anything other than a Ardashir tetradrachm. Well, I just bought in an auction that ended a tetradrachm of Vahran II. Evidently the Sassanians kept producing these coins up until his reign, (although in ever decreasing purity and quantity). Having collected these for about 20 years now, I have never seen one for sale. Not only is he the last ruler to strike these, this type is the last type he ever struck, (emperor with queen and "son"), so it really has to be one of the very last ones ever struck. I feel fortunate to ever see one for sale, and now it will be in the mail for me to covet. SASANIAN KINGS. Vahram (Bahram) II, with Queen and Prince?, AD 276-293. Billon tetradrachm (17.46 gm; 27 mm). Veh-Ardashir (Seleucia) mint. Jugate busts of Vahram (Bahram), wearing winged crown with korymbos, and his queen, wearing kolah with boar's head, right, vis-a-vis bust of Prince?, wearing kolah with boar's head, left, holding diadem; three pellets below head of queen's kolah / Fire altar with ribbon; flanked by two attendants. SNS -, Göbl SN –, Göbl –; Saaedi –; Sunrise –; Zeno –. Nice brown-reddish patina. Choice Very Fine. Unpublished and unique. Extremely Rare.