Item #20180 Sasanian, Khusru II (Parviz) AD 591-628, AR drachm, BISH for Bishabur mint, year 25 dated AD 616, Gobl SN II/3 (214) clipped to the Arab scale of the time!!

Ancient Coins - Item #20180 Sasanian, Khusru II (Parviz) AD 591-628, AR drachm, BISH for Bishabur mint, year 25 dated AD 616, Gobl SN II/3 (214) clipped to the Arab scale of the time!!
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SASANIAN EMPIRE

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

Mint: BISH for Bishabur  بیشاپور

Date: Regnal 25 (AD 616)
Metal & Denomination: silver AR drachm
Size: 28 x 25 mm. (clipped intentionally to the standard of Arab invaders After the occupation of Persia).
Weight: 2.85 gr. (in accordance of Arab scale of weight of dirham after invasion).

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: 20180
US$ 60.00
  • € 53.17
  • £ 47.81
  • AUD 86.35
  • CHF 56.48
  • CAD 81.54

Cotización al: 07/09/20

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