ITEM #20168, SASANIAN (ANCIENT Persia), KHUSRU (Anushirvan) I (AD 531-579), AR DRACHM, NYHC FOR Nishapur MINT, YEAR 25 DATED (AD 556), SIMILAR TO SELLWOOD 54, GOBL SN II/1 (G-195)

Ancient Coins - ITEM #20168, SASANIAN (ANCIENT Persia), KHUSRU (Anushirvan) I (AD 531-579), AR DRACHM, NYHC FOR Nishapur MINT, YEAR 25 DATED (AD 556), SIMILAR TO SELLWOOD 54, GOBL SN II/1 (G-195)
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SASANIAN EMPIRE

 

Ruler's name & His Reign: Khusru I (Anushirvan) AD 531-579 خسرو انوشیروان

Mint: NYHC for Nishapur نیشابور

Date: 25 (AD 556), scarce.
Metal & Denomination: silver AR drachm
Size:  30 mm.
Weight: 4.10 gr.

Obverse: Bust of the king right with a star on his left and a star and a crescent on his right. Pahlavi legends.

Reverse: with the usual Sasanian reverse; two guards on both sides of the fire altar. Pahlavi legend, clear mint symbol on the right and the date on the left of the alter.

References: Similar to Sellwood type II #54, Gobl SN II/1 (G-195)

Notes: 

Khosrow I (also spelled Khosrau, Khusro or Chosroes), traditionally known by his epithet of Anushirvan ("the Immortal Soul"). He was the son and successor of Kavad I (r. 488–496, 498–531).

Inheriting a reinvigorated empire at war with the Byzantines, Khosrow I made a peace treaty with them in 532, known as the Perpetual Peace, in which the Byzantine emperor Justinian I paid 11,000 pounds to the Sasanians. Khosrow then focused on consolidating his power, executing conspirators, including his uncle Bawi. Dissatisfied with the actions of the Byzantine clients and vassals, the Ghassanids, and encouraged by the Ostrogoth envoys from Italy, Khosrow violated the peace treaty and declared war against the Byzantines in 540. He sacked the city of Antioch, bathed in the Mediterranean Sea at Seleucia Pieria, and held chariot races at Apamea where he made the Blue Faction—which was supported by Justinian—lose against the rival Greens. In 541, he invaded Lazica and made it an Iranian protectorate, thus initiating the Lazic War. In 545, the two empires agreed to halt the wars in Mesopotamia and Syria, while it waged on in Lazica. A truce was made in 557, and by 562 a Fifty-Year Peace Treaty was made.

For further information regarding coins of this king, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khosrow_I
Precio SKU: 20168
US$ 66.00
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  • CAD 89.36

Cotización al: 07/06/20

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