ITEM #20162 SASANIAN KINGS OF PERSIA. Yazdigerd I. 399-420 AD. AR DRACHM, AS (for Asuristan) MINT. not DATED, GÖBL I/1 (G. 147); SELLWOOD SC #41 GOOD VF

Ancient Coins - ITEM #20162 SASANIAN KINGS OF PERSIA. Yazdigerd I. 399-420 AD. AR DRACHM, AS (for Asuristan) MINT. not DATED, GÖBL I/1 (G. 147); SELLWOOD SC #41 GOOD VF
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Yazdigerd* I  یزدگرد اول
Ruler's name & His Reign: Yazdegard or Yazdgerd I (AD 399-420) یزدگرد اول
Mint: AS  mint (for Asuristan), or AP? the letters on the right of the flame on reverse.
Metal & Denomination: Silver AR drachm
24 mm. narrow flan
3.26 gr.
Obverse: Bust right, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent.
Fire altar in the center; flanked by two attendants, mint signature on the right of the flame.
Reference:  GOBL: SC I/1 (G. 147) first series, Sellwood SC #41.
The name of Yazdegerd is a combination of  yazad yazata- "divine being" and -karta "made", and thus stands for "God-made", comparable to Iranian Bagkart and Greek Theoktistos. The name of Yazdegerd is known in other languages as; Pahlavi Yazdekert; New Persian Yazd(e)gerd; Syriac Yazdegerd, Izdegerd, and Yazdeger; Armenian Yazdkert; Talmudic Izdeger and Azger; Arabic Yazdeijerd; Greek Isdigerdes
Historical Notes:

Yazdegerd I, also spelled Yazdgerd I and Yazdgird I, was a son of Shapur III (r. 383–388), he succeeded his brother Bahram IV (r. 388–399) after the latter's assassination.

Yazdegerd I's largely-uneventful reign is seen in Sasanian history as a period of renewal. Although he was periodically known as "the Sinner" in native sources, Yazdegerd was more competent than his recent predecessors. He enjoyed cordial relations with the Eastern Roman Empire and was entrusted by Arcadius with the guardianship of the latter's son Theodosius. Yazdegerd I is known for his friendly relations with the Jews and Christians of the Church of the East, which he acknowledged in 410. Because of this, he was praised by Jews and Christians as the new Cyrus the Great (r. 550 – 530 BC, king of the Iranian Achaemenid Empire who liberated the Jews from captivity in Babylon).

The king's religious, peaceful policies were disliked by the nobility and Zoroastrian clergy, whose power and influence he strove to curb. This eventually backfired, and Yazdegerd I met his end at the hands of the nobility in the remote northeast. The nobles then sought to stop Yazdegerd's sons from the ascending the throne; his eldest son, Shapur IV, was quickly killed after his accession and replaced with Khosrow. Another son, Bahram V, hurried to the Sasanian capital of Ctesiphon with an Arab army and pressured the nobility to acknowledge him as shah.

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Cotización al: 07/06/20

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