INDIA, KUSHANO-SASANIAN, Shapur II: Copper drachm, heavy type.

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Obverse Diademed, bearded bust of king right, wearing bull-horn crown, topped by a globe or flower, Pahlavi legend at right
Reverse Fire altar, with bust of Ahura Mazda emerging at the top
Date c. 325-379
Weight 1.56 gm.
Diameter 11-16 mm.
Die axis 5 o'clock
Reference MAC 1268, G�bl 1126, Cribb 40
Comments It appears that some time in the second quarter of the fourth century, the Sasanian emperor Shapur II took direct control of the southern part of the Kushano-Sasanian kingdom and issued coins such as this one in Bactria.
Price SKU: 540.08
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