ITEM #20178 SASANIAN (ANCIENT Persia), KHUSRU (PARVIZ) II (AD 591-628), AR DRACHM, MR for MERV, regnal year 25 DATED AD 616, SELLWOOD 63var., GÖBL SN II/3 (G-216), SCARCE MINT

Ancient Coins - ITEM #20178 SASANIAN (ANCIENT Persia), KHUSRU (PARVIZ) II (AD 591-628), AR DRACHM, MR for MERV, regnal year 25 DATED AD 616, SELLWOOD 63var., GÖBL SN II/3 (G-216), SCARCE MINT
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SASANIAN EMPIRE

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

Mint: MR for MERV  مرو

Date: Regnal 25 (AD 616)
Metal & Denomination: silver AR drachm
Size: 31 mm.
Weight: 3.90 gr.

Obverse: Bust of the king right with a star on his left and a star and 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 #65, GÖBL SN II/3 (G-214)

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

Precio SKU: 20179
US$ 64.00
  • € 56.43
  • £ 50.59
  • AUD 91.64
  • CHF 60.01
  • CAD 86.41

Cotización al: 07/10/20

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