Sassanian. Khusru II, AD 591-628. Silver drachm.

Ancient Coins - Sassanian. Khusru II, AD 591-628. Silver drachm.
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Denomination : Silver Drachm.  Mint : Bishapur

Date : Year 12  (AD 603).

Size : 32.5 x 33.8  mm.  Weight : 3.81 grams.

Grade : VF.  There are some purple-brown deposits of silver chloride (horn silver) to the lower left of the portrait, and the upper right of the reverse, that do not show clearly on the image.

Obverse : Head of Khusru II right with a Sassanid inscription naming him around.

Reverse : Fire altar flanked by two attendants with the mint mark to the right and the date mark to the left in Sassanid script.

This is a fairly nice example of one of Khusru's early issues.  During the first few years of his reign the style of all of his coins was slightly crude, and then sometime around year 12 (slightly different dates at different mints) the coins were re-designed with a dramatically superior style.

Price SKU: vcoin2802
US$ 27.50
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Rates for: 04/25/18

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