Hormizd II, RARE, VF, 303 - 309 C.E. Father of Shapur II, Sassanian Drachm

Ancient Coins - Hormizd II, RARE, VF, 303 - 309 C.E. Father of Shapur II, Sassanian Drachm
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HORMAZD II, 303 - 309 C.E., EARLY SASSANIAN DIRHEM

 VF+/EF, SCARCE, 27.5mm, 3.50 grams

Hormizd was the father of Shapur II. Shapur's mother Ifra Hormiz is mentioned numerous times in the Talmud as a righteous woman who protected Jewish people from persecution. She was the concubine of Hormiz and her son Shapur was actually pronounced king while still in her womb!  This may help explain her great influence at the King's court.

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