ITEM #20177 SASANIAN (ANCIENT Persia), KHUSRU (PARVIZ) II (AD 591-628), AR DRACHM, BBA for royal treasury, year 25 DATED AD 616, GÖBL SN II/2 (G-210), see RARE countermark!!

Ancient Coins - ITEM #20177 SASANIAN (ANCIENT Persia), KHUSRU (PARVIZ) II (AD 591-628), AR DRACHM, BBA for royal treasury, year 25 DATED AD 616, GÖBL SN II/2 (G-210), see RARE countermark!!
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SASANIAN EMPIRE

 
Ruler's name & His Reign: Khusru II (Parviz) AD 591-628 خسرو پرویز

Mint: BBA for Royal Treasury near Ctysphon

Date: Regnal 25 (AD 616)
Metal & Denomination: silver AR drachm
Size: 31 x 29 mm. edge broken
Weight: 3.36 gr.

Obverse: Bust of the king right with a star on his left and a star and crescent on his right. Pahlavi legends. nice cointer-mark of Hephtalites or Western Turks, see the C/M below.

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 #65, GÖBL SN II/2 (G-215)

Notes:
He was the son of Hormizd IV (reigned 579–590) and the grandson of Khosrow I (reigned 531–579). Khosrow II was the last king of Iran to have a lengthy reign before the Muslim conquest of Iran, which began five years after his execution. He lost his throne, then recovered it with Roman help, and, a decade later, went on to emulate the feats of the Achaemenids, conquering the rich Roman provinces of the Middle East; much of his reign was spent in wars with the Byzantine Empire and struggling against usurpers such as Bahram Chobin and Vistahm. During the climactic Byzantine–Sasanian War of 602–628, Khosrow expanded deep into western Asia Minor, eventually besieging the Byzantine capital of Constantinople in 626 alongside Avar and Slavic allies. Following the failure of the siege, Heraclius started a counterattack, undoing all territorial gains by Khosrow in the Levant, most of Anatolia, the western Caucasus, and Egypt, eventually marching into the Sassanian capital of Ctesiphon. The Byzantines also regained the True Cross, which Khosrow had captured following his conquest of the Levant during the same 602–628 war... for more please go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khosrow_II

Ancient Coins - ITEM #20177 SASANIAN (ANCIENT Persia), KHUSRU (PARVIZ) II (AD 591-628), AR DRACHM, BBA for royal treasury, year 25 DATED AD 616, GÖBL SN II/2 (G-210), see RARE countermark!!
Precio SKU: 20177
US$ 95.00
  • € 84.25
  • £ 75.46
  • AUD 136.88
  • CHF 89.52
  • CAD 129.21

Cotización al: 07/11/20

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