SASANIAN KINGS. Khusru II. AD. 590-628. Gold Heavy Dinar. Extremely rare. From The Sunrise Collection.

Ancient Coins - SASANIAN KINGS. Khusru II. AD. 590-628. Gold Heavy Dinar. Extremely rare. From The Sunrise Collection.
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PCW-S1295-SASANIAN KINGS. Khusru II. AD. 590-628. Gold Heavy Dinar (7.22 gm; 26 mm). Uncertain mint. Overstruck as a type F Dinar of Ilkhan Abu Saíid (AD 1316-1355). Bust of Khusru II right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and two wings surmounted by star-in-crescent, fillet over each shoulder, crescent over right shoulder, crown flanked by star and star-in-crescent / Facing bust of Anahit in flame nimbus. Malek 9; Göbl type III/4; Mochiri -; Paruck 457; Saeedi -; Sunrise 987(this coin). Holed, Extremely rare. ex Peus, Auction 368, 25-28 April 2001, lot 403. Private purchase from Steve Album. From The Sunrise Collection. 
 
Ilkhan Mongols of Persia saw themselves as heir to ancient Persian Empires in order to establish legitimacy. They undertook major repair and renovation of ancient Sasanian sites, most importantly, the compound of the fire temple of “Shiz”, also known as “Azar Goshnasp”. This is where Khusru II, along with many other Sasanian kings, made pilgrimage to. Shiz was considered the holiest fire temple in the Sasanian Empire. The Sunrise Collection states “The typical dinars of this type weigh an average of approximately. 4.55 grams, but there are also extremely rare issues around 6.5 and 7.2 grams. Malek lists all of these together, but calls the heavy coins 1½-Dinars. While the term 1½-Dinars is accurate for the middle weight coins (c. 6.5 grams), it is not correct for the heaviest coins (c. 7.2 grams), which are about one-and-two-thirds Dinars on a 4.55 gram standard. A more appropriate term for each of the three weight classes would be light Dinars, Dinars, and heavy Dinars, respectively.” 

价格 品种: PCW-S1295
US$ 2,950.00
  • € 2,506.59
  • £ 2,220.58
  • AUD 4,050.14
  • CHF 2,835.45
  • CAD 3,803.49

利率: 09/20/18

发货从: United States
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